September 30th, 2017 | Updated on October 16th, 2019
Previously a teacher, Mini is now a full time professional makeup artist. With each photo she usually includes a quote or life lesson for her followers.
Despite her surreal paintings, Choi says she never digitally alters her creations. Mini says that some of her pieces have taken up to five hours to achieve.
A makeup artist has left her Instagram followers in disbelief with her mind-boggling optical illusion effects. Mimi Choi, 31, from Canada, is a professional makeup artist who can spend up to five hours turning people’s faces into incredible works of art.
Using nothing but makeup to achieve her surreal creations, Mimi often posts videos to prove to her 388,000 dumbfounded followers that she doesn’t digitally alter her photos.
Mimi has taken inspiration from Salvador Dali’s famous melting clocks painting
The hole face: she said that this is inspired by Salvador Dali’s bronze Sculpture – Surrealist Newton
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Creepy tongue: In her caption she said that this was created using matte eye shadow
Her incredible photos leave her thousands of followers asking how its possible
Eye see you: her followers couldn’t believe this picture! Mimi covered her face in hyper realistic eyes and brows
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She was inspired by Sabastian Niedlich with this dog mouth she painted on herself
Her fiance Andrew sat for this painting. She added the caption: Life is like an onion. You peel off layer after layer and then you realize there is absolutely nothing in it
This beats the standard tiger faces that most face painters do! The eyes are painted over her eyebrows and eyelids
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Mimi’s paintings are often disturbing and inspired by surrealist artists. This photo had the caption: The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you
Perfect for Halloween: Mimi also does body painting, including these gruesome paints she’s done on her arm
Glitch: Mimi looks as if she is on a computer screen with this impressive painting
Mimi likes to paint models and her friends too. This man has his whole face and scalp covered in eyes
Mimi has created an optical illusion that makes her face look as if it’s breaking in two
Another Halloween design, this photo is truly terrifying