WEB DESK: Art has no limits and no boundaries and a true artist can go any extent to create a piece of an art. Similarly, the artist, Mimi Choi from Vancouver, Canada, gave up her teaching profession and focused on her talent.
She says,“I felt like my creativity was suppressed. I enjoyed teaching but I wasn’t completely happy” adding, “I needed a new challenge.”
She had tried anything extreme until on October 13th for Halloween she saw a woman who did an extreme makeup look she inspired her to create intense hyperreal optical illusions.
Check her stunning art pieces below:
This is MAKEUP • “Don’t give people so much power over you that their silence leaves you questioning your worth.” • COPY AND PASTE #multipleeyes makeup done on myself using @makeupforeverofficial ink liner, Aqua XL pencils and Aquarelle. Brows were painted on using Aqua Brow 25. Definitely not the most realistic looking but that was the best I could do after 3 illusions that day. Took around 1.5 hours. As @satsukisoma said to me, sometimes you feel like you’re going to have a nose bleed from what you’re doing but you just gotta keep going.
“Your art is not about how many people like your work. Your art is about if your heart likes your work, if your soul likes your work. It’s about how honest you are with yourself. And you must never trade honesty for relatability.” – #RupiKaur, Milk and Honey • #bts #iseeyou #makeup A post shared by ＭＩＭＩ ＣＨＯＩ (@mimles) on
She’s a bitch. • This is #makeup • Dog #muzzle makeup using @kryolanofficial Aquacolors and Supracolors. Inspired by the photoshopped images by surreal artist Sabastian Niedlich. Just a normal dog with human eyes, hair, body and 0 top teeth. Thought this was funny, not meant to be realistic. Had to paint something on myself after a long week of working on others, even though it’s 2AM and my body is telling me to lie my ass down and sleep. #dothingsforyourself
I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it. • This is #makeup — COIN EYES makeup illusion using @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca HD foundation palette, @mehronmakeup face and body makeup in black and white, and @kryolanofficial Matte Eyeshadow Palette in Smokey Rose. A post shared by ＭＩＭＩ ＣＨＯＩ (@mimles) on
SNAKE BROW Another #snake makeup illusion using @kryolanofficial @kryolanuk Aquacolor Palette “AC”, black and brown liquid eyeliners and eyeshadow palette “Smokey Rose”. Thanks to my fiancé @andrewy527 for this fun idea! We are finally back from Europe which means that I’ll start doing more looks again. It was nice to take a break from doing makeup to refresh my brain, absorb inspiration from my surroundings and just focus on the present. Europe is such an incredible place and I can’t wait to go back and explore the rest of it. ❤️ #milksnake
EYE OR LIP??? • I painted this eye on my lip using MAKE UP FOR EVER @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca Aqua XL ink liners and color paints. Very happy that my eye doesn’t look like a child’s drawing anymore. Would you believe me if I told you that I did not know how to draw at all 3 years ago? This is not a result of talent, but a result of hard work, persistence, practice, practice and more practice. If you want something bad enough, if you work on it long enough, if your focus is to compare only to yourself yesterday, trust me – you will get it one day, whatever it is. Don’t get me wrong – this eye definitely is not perfect but as long as it’s slightly better than my last eye drawing, it’s already a win for me. ✌ #performincolor
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 A post shared by ＭＩＭＩ ＣＨＯＩ (@mimles) on
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.
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