Here’s proof that makeup is a complete art form all on its own. Vancouver-based makeup artist, Mimi Choi, specializes in optical illusion looks and her Instagram feed is nothing short of amazing.
Prepare to have your mind blown.
This is #makeup | When your students ask you to show them how to contour & highlight. 🤷🏻♀️ #sculpted #amiskinnyyet • A half #SKULLMAKEUP DEMO on @katianapirlea for my @Blancheworld students on Day 1 of their Extreme Makeup module. 💀 Skull makeup is always a good exercise for illusion makeup beginners because it's extreme contouring and highlighting. If you can make a fleshy face look like it's all bones and holes using just paint, you can transform a person into anything. Video coming next!
DISGUISE • Last one of my #camouflage illusion #makeup for @instagram's weekend hashtag project #WHPdisguise. 🌟 Changing the angle of how the photo was taken just slightly means I had to modify little details to blend with the background. I thought my eyeball was gonna fall out. 💢👁 Done with @kryolanofficial Aquacolors. All makeup, no Photoshop.
We love it and we dare not tell a lie.
PINOCCHIO, OH BOY, HOW YOUR NOSE HAS GROWN! • Happy Halloween everyone! Painted this #Pinocchio makeup on Gio @gadabouttown yesterday using MAKE UP FOR EVER @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca flash palette, matte eyeshadows and @kryolanofficial Aquacolors. Gio brought a prosthetic nose so I applied it and blended the edges using prosaide, latex and @makeupforeverofficial face and body wax, then sealed and painted on it so it looks like his own! This was so fun to do and I'm so glad it turned out adorable! 🌱🍄 🐸 #MIMLESHALLOWEEN @disney
For more optical illusion makeup, follow Mimie @mimles.
Article adapted from Cosmopolitan.