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‘Amazing but creepy’: This make-up artist’s optical illusion face art has left netizens feeling dizzy

Vancouver-based professional make-up artist Mimi Choi, who is known for her unique artistic style, is the woman behind the face art.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 20, 2021 11:22:34 am
optical illusion, optical illusion makeup, mimi choi illusion make up, makeup artist trippy art, make up artist viral illusion face art, viral news, indian expressThe stunning make-up video is going viral across social media platforms. (Source: Mimi Choi/ Instagram)

While netizens love solving puzzles and finding answers in optical illusions, the feeling is very different when the same involves someone’s face. A case in point is a video by a make-up artist which shows dozens of eyes, lips and noses painted on her face! As the clip went viral, many found themselves in an uncomfortable spot while watching the video.

In the optical illusion make-up video, the woman is seen opening her eyes to apply lipstick on the lips painted on her eyelids! Following it with a smile and flaunting the look on camera, it kicked the living daylight out of many online.

The video received wider attention when former NBA player Rex Chapman shared the clip. “When the edibles hit,” he wrote, suggesting that this must have been done under the influence of some drug.

The stunning video left many blown away online, who said they feel trippy just by seeing the clip.

In case you’re wondering who is the person is behind the art, it’s Vancouver-based professional make-up artist Mimi Choi, known for her unique artistic style where her face becomes her canvas.

And unlike what netizens suggested, it’s not a result of being “high” but a look achieved with a painstaking effort of eight hours! But she agreed that this look made her dizzy as well. “I slept 3 times with my bald cap and illusion on because I got really dizzy and nauseous from painting the side of my head lol,” she wrote on Instagram. “I wanted to recreate my old multiple-feature illusions from 2015-2016 to see how much I’ve evolved,” she added.

Renowned for her intricate face painting and mesmerising optical illusion, she has taken social media by storm several times. Although it might appear as it’s photoshopped, it’s all real.

“I realized illusion makeup requires a special kind of precision and skill and is the most challenging style I ever tried,” Choi had said in an interview with the Bustle. “I want to create unique makeup looks that have shock value — that people have not seen and do not expect,” she added.

“Many of my looks are angle-dependent, so it can be a challenge to achieve an impactful look, especially when painting on a surface that isn’t completely flat,” she had told Insider. “Once I figure things out, the results are usually super trippy and dizzying,” she added.

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