Makeup Artist Takes Optical Illusions to an Insane Level

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We've always known that makeup is basically its own art form — and now we have even further proof of that, thanks to makeup artist Mimi Choi.

The 31-year-old's Instagram account features a ton of her most impressive work — much of which is absolutely blowing our minds. What she's able to achieve with products most already have in their makeup arsenal is insane.

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"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 artist's work too much and challenge myself to produce original, unique work," Choi told Allure.

"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," she added.

She went on to say that some of her more detailed looks can take up to five hours, but it's clear that her hard work has paid off. 

Which of Choi's looks is your favorite?

[H/T Instagram / @mimiles]

🕷 Let's take a moment and be grateful that spiders can't fly. 🙏🏼 • #SPIDER lip art using @nyxcosmetics Matte black liquid eyeliner, white eyeliner and Vivid Brights "Fire", @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca flash case, and @stilacosmetics "In the Know" eyeshadow palette. Used @katvondbeauty Bow N Arrow liquid lipstick as the base. The insect on lip idea was inspired by the talented @girlgreybeauty. Thought for a long time before posting this one because I am not too happy about how it turned out -- the shading and precision is off, and I dislike how unrealistic it looks but that only means I have lots of room for improvement! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 #mua #makeupartist #mimichoimakeup #spidermakeup #makeup #motd #spiderlips #lipart #nyxcosmetics #makeupforever #stilasummer #stilacosmetics #3dart #handpainted #surrealism #surrealist #art #artist #drawing #spiderdrawing #spiderpainting #painting #vancouver #lips #amazingmakeupart #wakeupandmakeup #design #makeupartistsworldwide

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