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More Stunning Body-Painting Illusions by Instagram Superstar Mimi Choi

After using her face for stunning make-up illusions that left people scratching their heads, Instagram superstar Mimi Choi is focusing on other body parts, primarily her arms and legs, with similar results.

A former schoolteacher turned makeup artist, Vancouver-based Mimi Choi took social media by storm three years ago with her incredible optical illusions. Using makeup, body paint, mountains of patience and innate talent, Choi managed to turn her face into a canvas for all sorts of trompe l’oeil artworks that fascinated millions of people around the world. It’s no wonder that she boasts over 1 million followers on Instagram alone, as her account is definitely one of the most attention-worthy on the popular social network.

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It’s not just Mimi Choi’s Instagram fan base that has changed since the last time we featured her works on Oddity Central. Her style has evolved as well, moving from artworks that focused almost exclusively on her own face, to more complex and realistic-looking ones that involve her limbs.

Looking at that ultra-realistic loaf of bread painted on her leg, or that crumbling LEGO block revealing her other lef to be an empty shell, you could swear they involved the use of digital editing, but this is Mimi Choi we’re talking about here; her talent is pretty much unquestionable at this point.

For most of these mind-boggling masterpieces, be sure to check out Mimi Choi’s Instagram, it’s definitely worth your time, especially if you’re into optical illusions.

 

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This is #bodypaint • HEAD OVER PEELS FOR YOU. 🍌💛 ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Tag someone you’re bananas for. 🍌⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ONLINE MASTERCLASS with @delamaracademy on May 29, 2020 (10AM PST/6PM BST/1PM EST) 🖌🎨👩🏻‍💻 — Want to learn how I conceptualize and paint my illusion art? Join my online masterclass with @delamaracademy this coming Friday where I’ll be demonstrating illusion art fundamentals and creating a new look through Zoom! Head over to @delamaracademy’s link in bio to sign up now! 🔥⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Products:⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ @mehronmakeup Mimi Choi Illusion Palette⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ @mehroncanada Fantasy FX Cream Makeup⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ @makeupforever Flash Case⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ @kryolanofficial Variety Eyeshadow Compact in Bright⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ @nyxcosmetics Vivid Brights in Vivid Fire ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ This is a variation of my previous banana arm illusion makeup that was inspired by the digital art of @sibmount.

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This is #makeup. 🍅 I LOVE YOU FROM MY HEAD TOMATOES 🍅 SWIPE for movement. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ This is in no way intended to promote self-harm or violence. It is simply an art expression. ❤ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Products: ⁣⁣⁣ @mehronmakeup Mimi Choi Illusion Palette⁣⁣⁣ @kryolanofficial Aquacolors⁣⁣⁣ @morphebrushes 35O3 Fierce by Nature Palette⁣⁣⁣ @makeupforever Ultra HD Concealers⁣⁣⁣ @nyxcosmetics White Liquid Liner ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ This idea came to me after seeing the digital artwork – “Free Your Mind” – by @sibmount. The sliced leg concept is an extension of my previous segmented illusions on my arms and face. This look took 3 hours to paint.

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This is #makeup 🪒🌵🦵🏼 How I’ll be getting ready to hit the beach for the first time after the Corona crisis… 👙 ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Tag someone to let them know they are sexy whether they are smooth or prickly. 💚⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Loved detailing my prickly cactus leg using @m.i.a.brushes_by_einatdan fine detail brush “1”! This look was largely inspired by the digital art of @suckertom. And yes — those are cut-up old false eyelashes glued to the sides of my leg to enhance the illusion. Took 3 hours to create this look. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Products:⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ @mehronmakeup Mimi Choi Illusion Palette⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ @mehroncanada Paradise Face & Body Makeup⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ @kryolanofficial Variety Eye Shadow Compact in “Bright”⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ @makeupforever Flash Case ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ @nyxcosmetics White Liner ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ @lovecraftbeauty Apex and Meridian Liners⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ @hauslabs Liquid Eye-Lie-Ner

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The exposed muscle is just #bodypaint. 🩹DON’T WORRY, I’LL BE OKAY. 🤕🩹 #stronggirl⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This was a little 1.5-hr muscle study using @mehronmakeup Paradise Face & Body Makeup, @makeupforever Ultra HD Concealer and @maccosmetics Clear Lipglass. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ LAST CHANCE 🔥to join my ONLINE MASTERCLASS with @dfma_makeup_official on June 15, 2020 (10AM PST • 1PM EST • 6PM BST) 🖌🎨👩🏻‍💻 • Want to learn how I transform my face into a surreal illusion using just makeup and bodypaints? Join my interactive online masterclass with @dfma_makeup_official on Monday, June 15th where I’ll be demonstrating a live makeup illusion and sharing the story of my career change, experiences, job tips, as well as my motivational sources! ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ REGISTER NOW by clicking the link at the bottom of my bio❣️

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