Surprise! If you thought you’d seen the last of the summer’s crazy lip art, you’ve been sleeping on Mimi Choi.
The makeup artist, who specializes in makeup illusions, has an Instagram jam-packed with crazy looks that’ll leave you speechless. Seriously, she made the snake illusion above with eyebrow pencils… That shading, though!
Not only does she kill it with lips:
And the porcelain girl danced. 💃🏻 Hand-painted FLORAL PORCELAIN lip art using @suvabeauty Hydra liners in Tracksuit and Space Panda and nail art materials from @daiso_official. Inspired by the beautiful oil paintings of @relmxx. 💙 This might have been my 4th time doing porcelain-inspired #makeup. I'm clearly obsessed with #pottery art because it reminds me of my grandpa. Anyway, I'll be leaving for Paris in a few hours so that means I won't be posting much makeup in the next 2 weeks! 🛩 I think it will be good to allow my brain to take a break and absorb all the amazing art in Europe. 😍 À bientôt!
A metallic #popart lip done using @mehronmakeup silver metallic powder mixed with Mehron mixing liquid and @suvabeauty "dark humour" matte hydra cream base 🔫💊☎️ • Loving the new dark ash brown to #mauvehair that my girl @evalam_ gave me today. 🎈___________________________________________________ Have you guys finished all your Christmas shopping yet? I just finished wrapping all the gifts and I'm extremely proud of myself for getting everything done early haha! 😻 Secretly praying for more snow and looking forward to a cozy X'mas!!! Wishing all of you a love-filled weekend ahead! 💕💖💕
"It's hard to say exactly when it will happen, and it's true that whatever you're after may not drop down the moment you spend all your quarters, but someday soon a train is coming. In fact, it may already be on the way. You just don't know it yet." - #LaurenGraham • JEWELLED WING #eyedesign x concept demo on @monikapocsaji for my @blancheworld International Extreme Fashion students using MAKE UP FOR EVER @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca Aqua Black, artist eyeshadows, gold medium glitter and Lash Show falsies in C-811. Used a mix of @swarovski crystals and @daiso_official nail art jewels for the design. ✨ #DARKSTAR006 #highfashion #extremefashion #design #avantgarde #beauty #makeup
But she’s also really good at making her entire face look like it’s moving/sliced/gashed open! Casual!
SPLIT • This is #makeup • When I was little, my mama used to tell me that if I kept pinching my cheeks this way, my face would eventually split in half. I never listened to her. 🙄 • A little SPLIT FACE makeup #illusion done using @mehronmakeup Paradise face & body makeup in white + black, and @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca HD foundation palette. Initially I just wanted to test out how black my new @mehronmakeup Paradise makeup is... Oh my gaaa I love it! Thanks @mehronmakeup! 🖤 #alwayslistentomom #hollowhead
CHOPPED 🔪 This is #makeup • My only goal in life is to be better than myself yesterday. 🌟 Chopped face makeup #illusion using @kryolanofficial Aquacolors and @mehronmakeup Celebré Pro HD Foundation. • I know some of you have questioned why there's no brain in my head - I did not intend to paint this in a way that reflects true anatomy. I create surreal art and it doesn't need to make any sense. 😉
Wow 61K+ likes on this look so far! 😳 Thanks for the overwhelming amount of support and love everyone! ❤ For those who is wondering if this was Photoshopped -- No, this was done with just #makeup, please see the video in the last post. 😊 Unfortunately, I do not do video tutorials because most of the time I don't actually know what I'm trying to achieve or if it's even going to be successful at all. 😅 I really enjoy creating spontaneously so planning tutorials would not give me the same kind of satisfaction. I hope that my strange creatives can inspire people to think out of the box and create a style and trend that is unique to themselves. 🌟
Jet lagged 😵 • This is #makeup • An extension of my #MELT makeup using @kryolanofficial Aquacolors, @stilacosmetics intense black stay-all-day liquid eyeliner and @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca liquid matte lipsticks. Honestly too tired to produce anything of quality or even take a decent photo but I was dying to create so at least I got it out of my system. Goodnight. 🌜#loopyaf
If I could go back in time and tell my 20-year-old self anything: it is that terrible things will happen, but they will break you to save you. You will never be as thin or as beautiful as you have always wanted to be, but it is okay because someday you'll realize there are more valuable and attractive things about you than your exterior. The boy who took your hand when you were 19 will ask you to marry him one day. You two will hurt each other and have a lot to learn together in the years to come but don't ever doubt his love for you. Don't be so hard on yourself. You're trying your best and that's enough. You will keep messing up but you're not a disappointment. One day when you least expect it, you will finally find something that you're good at and it will reveal you. You will figure it out in your late twenties so just be patient. Everything happens for the best. Any pain will eventually fade no matter how unbearable it seems to be at the moment. Always be a positive energy. Treasure every moment because it could be the last. Tell people that you love them. Make decisions out of hope and not your fear. Your parents will tell you things that you don't want to hear but they are actually right. Family is the most important. You can be happy if you choose to be. You will eventually love yourself. You will be alright. x ____________ BROKEN • A #brokenface makeup #illusion using @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca Aqua lip liners, Aqua XL pencils, artist shadows, Aqua brow and @velourlashesofficial "Whispie Sweet Nothings". All #makeup, no Photoshop.
How I feel after several episodes of sleep paralysis. 💤😖Does anyone here experience it regularly like I do? It's the scariest thing ever. I swear I struggled for at least 15 minutes last night before I could wake myself up. 😿 _______________________ LACE UP Final look 👟👁🎀 • Shoelace quadruple eye #makeup illusion using @suvabeauty Hydra liners, @nyxcosmetics @nyxcosmetics_canada liquid eyeliners, @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca artist eyeshadows and @houseoflashes "Knockout" false lashes. All makeup, no Photoshop.
She can also make her entire hand look like literally anything.
NOT PERFECT LIKE A ROBOT | This post is for those who are suffering from eating disorders silently. I do not have an eating disorder but I did when I was a teenager and I never told anybody not because I was ashamed of it - but because I felt I did not look like someone who was suffering from an E.D. and I was embarrassed. I didn't qualify because I didn't think I was thin enough and suffered silently for years. Although I appeared to be happy and somewhat healthy (I was under 100lbs at my lowest but I looked average among my tiny Asian friends), I often felt worthless and ashamed whenever I was alone. I had an E.D. because weight was the only thing that I felt I had total control over. It was the one thing that I really wanted to master because every thing else in my life was not going the direction that I wanted it to. But I failed even at that because I did not even get close to my goal; I failed because I would binge eat at 3AM from severe hunger; I failed because I was imperfect inside and outside. I could not ask for help because I was so ashamed but I was sick, mentally and physically. I cried a lot. Fortunately, I finally got the courage up to find support online and eventually recovered. And now at age 31, I have learned to embrace myself completely and nobody would have guessed that I had an eating disorder because I enjoy food so much. If you are experiencing what I have gone through when I was younger, I just want to let you know that you are not alone and that you do not need to look a certain way or weigh a certain number to ask for help. I also want to let you know that hitting that unhealthy goal weight would not make you feel better about yourself - it would only make you want to set another unrealistic goal and the dissatisfaction is never-ending. Beauty is unstable - even the most beautiful woman will eventually get old and lose her physical attractiveness. But if you focus on your health and building on your qualities inside, they will only get better as you age and the reward is definite. You do not need to be perfect to be successful and nobody ever expects you to be. ❤️ •••••• Robot hand #makeup using @patmcgrathreal Metalmorphosis 005
This is #makeup on my arm 🐟 A #FISH makeup illusion done using @kryolanofficial Aquacolors, @nyxcosmetics @nyxcosmetics_canada matte black liquid eyeliner, @suvabeauty Hydra Liners and @patmcgrathreal Metalmorphosis 005 Version Everything. Coated with @skinillustratorofficial Clear Gloss. All makeup, no Photoshop. Video coming up. #WHPdisguise #handpainting
This is #MAKEUP on my hand 🍣 • SALMON #SUSHI makeup illusion using @kryolanofficial Aquacolors and @suvabeauty Hydra liners. Coated with @skinillustratorofficial Clear Gloss. All makeup, no Photoshop. If you are wondering where my arm is -- I painted my wrist to blend with the dish and the rest of my arm black to camouflage into the black table. Look closely and you'll find it. 😛 Video coming next! 🤣 #sashimi #salmonsushi #illusionmakeup #handpainting #handmakeup #trickart
This is #MAKEUP on my hand 🍣 • #SUSHIROLL makeup illusion using @kryolanofficial Aquacolors and @suvabeauty Hydra liners. All makeup, no Photoshop. I've been obsessed with this sushi series! 😂 If you are wondering where my arm is -- I painted my wrist to blend with the dish and the rest of my arm black to camouflage into the table. Video coming next! 🤣 #alaskaroll #sushi #illusionmakeup #handpainting #handmakeup
This is #MAKEUP on my hand • EBI SUSHI 🍤 • It was midnight and I literally could not stop laughing at myself. Being a single child has made me extremely good at being my own best entertainment. 😂 Done using @kryolanofficial Aquacolors, @suvabeauty Hydra Liners and @stilacosmetics intense black stay-all-day liquid eyeliner. Video coming next. ✌🏼I apologize for the lack of posts lately - 24 hours per day have not been enough. 😵 #handpainting
THIS IS #MAKEUP • No Photoshop is used, video coming next • Severed arm makeup #illusion using @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca Flash Palette and @kryolanofficial Aquacolor in white. 🔪💉🤛🏼 Some of my @Blancheworld students have been very curious about how I do these things to myself so I decided to show them.
The 31-year-old from Vancouver told Allure she attends a local beauty school and draws inspiration from her surroundings.
“My main goal each time I do a new look is to beat myself from yesterday because I’m the biggest critic and competition to myself,” she said. “It’s gotten really hard to impress myself these days but it motivates me to keep trying and doing better.”
If her 221,000 Instagram followers are any indication, it seems Choi is doing just fine.
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