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Have you ever been captivated by the work of makeup artists and left in awe by their skills?

Well, we’ll be sharing the unique and mesmerising makeup artistry of a particular artist who has left both us and her many followers feeling positively dizzy – in the best possible way, we hope!

Rather than simply concealing imperfections, this artist’s work is all about crafting mind-bending optical illusions that are sure to leave you breathless.

The artist behind these trippy makeup looks


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Vancouver-based professional make-up artist Mimi Choi is known for her unique artistic style, but not just any makeup skills, but 3D looks! The creative genius behind the mind-bending world of trippy makeup graduated from the beauty school Blanche Macdonald Centre in 2014.

Her distinctive illusionary work has captivated the eyes of many and has earned her a massive social media following under the handle @mimles, with two million followers!


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She draws inspiration from a rich tapestry of sources, including the patterns of her surroundings, digitally manipulated art, and the surreal creations of visionaries like Salvador Dali and M.C. Escher.

Mimi’s journey is also influenced by her personal experiences, including sleep paralysis, which spawns haunting visions that find expression in her morbid and distorted face looks.

Halloween-inspired makeup looks

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We know that Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to get makeup inspiration than from this trippy makeup artist?

Though her makeup looks aren’t specifically created for Halloween, you can still use her ideas or create a 3D look just like hers, especially if you’re a skilled SFX makeup artist like herself.

But be sure to credit her if you’re taking inspiration from her.

One of her remarkable creations that we can’t seem to peel our eyes from is this realistic head-twisting makeup look, which took her roughly six hours to craft!

Interestingly, Mimi had to break up the process over three days due to her baby’s needs. She could only paint in short bursts, but her unwavering determination shone through.

The grand reveal, though, came at a cost – she had to snooze with her spooky creation for days. But trust Mimi, the thrill of weaving such eerie makeup skills is worth every hour of sleep.

Here’s another mind-blowing masterpiece that has left everyone in sheer amazement. The intricate eye details alone are jaw-dropping!

In an incredible display of dedication and artistry, she set herself a challenge – to complete this stunning look in just one hour, all before catching her flight.

The level of obsession and commitment to craft this masterpiece is nothing short of surreal. It’s a testament to her unwavering passion for her craft, pushing boundaries even when time is running out.

Find more inspiration on her TikTok and Instagram profiles.