Most of the time, makeup is used to make small changes to how a person looks, but some people realize what it can really do. One of them is Mimi Choi, a Canadian who lives in Vancouver. She is a makeup artist who is 31 years old and makes intense, hyperreal optical illusions. Mimi has 274,000 followers on Instagram because of her amazing work.
Mimi was trained as a teacher and worked in a preschool for three years before she found makeup art. “I felt like I couldn’t do anything creative.” “I liked teaching, but I wasn’t very happy,” she told me. “I needed something new to do.” When she got home from school, she started to play around with her makeup brushes.
“I’ve always been creative, and I’ve done wedding makeup before, which people liked a lot. But I had never done anything as crazy as the job I have now.” Mimi’s skills really improved after she went to a beauty school in her area. But when Halloween was coming up, things really got going. “I wanted to do something different for October 31, so I went on Instagram and found a picture of a woman whose face looked like it was broken.”
“I’d never done crazy makeup on myself before, but I took out my black and white eyeliner and gave it a try.” What happened next is history.
Choi makes her mind-blowing art by understanding perspective so well that she can make a flat surface look three-dimensional. She moves her makeup around like an artist moves his paint, and she puts shadows on her body to make her skin stand out or go back into her body.