You guys need to come and check these looks out. If you need proof that makeup is an art form all its own, look no further than 31-year-old Mimi Choi’s Instagram.
Featuring a variety of the makeup artist’s trippiest and most impressive work, her photos will absolutely blow your mind and totally change your perspective on what makeup can do to a face (or a hand). Perhaps most notably, Mimi’s work takes optical illusions to the next level — and what she’s able to achieve with products most people already have in their makeup bags is pure magic.
“When I do illusions now, I draw my inspiration mostly from my surroundings, photography, paintings, and emotions. I try not to look at other makeup artists’s work too much and challenge myself to produce original, unique work,” she toldAllure. “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. It’s gotten really hard to impress myself these days but it motivates me to keep trying and doing better.”
Mimi went on to tell the publication that some of her more intricate looks can take her up to five hours — and it’s fair to say all that hard work definitely pays off. Check out a few more of her incredible looks below, and for more, follow her on Instagram right here.