Prepare to be blown away by the incredible makeup art of Mimi Choi inspired by the work of Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí.
What’s a face? ♀️ • This is #makeup • A FACELESS makeup illusion inspired by #SalvadorDali’s Bronze Sculpture – Surrealist Newton. If you look closely, you will see my features disguised in the black and red paints. This is not photoshopped – I will post a video after. Used @kryolanofficial Aquacolors and @makeupforeverofficial Flash Palette for this piece. This took 1.5 hours. @oakridgecentre @chalirossoartgallery #definitelydali
The Vancouver-based artist is a true master of manipulating visual perceptions and her newest project might just blow your head off
Often taking inspiration from the pioneer of surrealism, Choi’s latest Dalí-esque project involves incredible makeup work on human faces
It’s all fun and games until someone tries to throw a ball through your face. • HOLE IN THE FACE makeup #illusion inspired by #SalvadorDali’s Bronze Sculpture – Surrealist Newton. Used @kryolanofficial Aquacolors and @makeupforeverofficial Flash Palette for this piece. This took 1.5 hours. ______________________________________ Swipe left to see my #Dali inspiration from @oakridgecentre x @chalirossoartgallery. #definitelydali
The 31-year-old who used to work as a teacher claims none of her work is Photoshopped. Far from her first attempt at surrealist makeup, in previous projects, Choi has replaced half her head with a kiwi, melted her face and elongated her own tongue, as well as adding as many as 25 hyper-realistic eyes to a person’s body and painting a hand so it strikingly resembles a piece of sushi.
“I hope that my strange creatives can inspire people to think out of the box and create a style and trend that is unique to themselves,” the artist writes on her Instagram.
You make me #melt like butter on toast. • This is #makeup • EXTREME MELT makeup #illusion using @kryolanofficial Supracolors and Aquacolors. I felt very inspired after seeing Salvador Dali’s original masterpieces at @oakridgecentre today. This was inspired by #Dali’s famous #meltingclock. ⏱ #halloweenmakeup #halloween2017 #mimleshalloween #meltingface
In the past, Choi has struggled with issues such as anxiety and sleep paralysys. Completely open about those experience, she now uses her skills as a makeup artist to express her emotions and hopes that she can inspire others to “follow their own path and unleash their creative inner selves”.
Who feels this way when you see fried chicken and ice cream? Painted this long ass #tongue using @kryolanofficial Supracolors, shaded with Kryolan matte eyeshadows. I was baking a cake for my parents and I got annoyed by how my tongue wants to taste everything when I shouldn’t so I decided to paint a tongue. _________________________________ What are some of the #Halloweenmakeup looks you’d like to see from me this year? ❤️ #halloween #halloween2017
After quitting teaching three years ago, Choi is now a professional artist who does makeup for weddings and other events as well as a widely-followed social media phenomenon with more than 381,2k users subscribed to her Instagram account.