Mimi Choi,31,Is a well-known face makeup artist from Vancouver in the Canadian province of British Columbia, that creates incredible optical illusions using only make-up.
Mimi uses a paintbrush and just a few products from drugstore brand makeups.
Having been a Montessori teacher before becoming a student of Blanche Macdonald’s Global Makeup program, Mimi worked at CurliQue.
Talking about her decision to change careers, Mimi said “I felt like my creativity was suppressed.
I enjoyed teaching but I wasn’t completely happy. I needed a new challenge.”
“I’ve always been arty and had done bridal makeup before, which people really liked. I’d not done anything as crazy as the work I do now, though,” she added.
Mimi often uses herself as a guinea pig, saying: “My face is a blank canvas where I can practice my art.”
“I take my inspiration from everywhere. If a woman is wearing a coat with a funky pattern on it, I think I’ll do that on my face.
I try to find beauty in everything.”
After attempting a few designs, Mimi showed them to her family who encouraged her to pursue the interest. And the former teacher now has many followers on Instagram.
Mimi Choi is candid about her struggles with issues like anxiety and sleep paralysis, and uses her skills as a make-up artist to express her emotions to her fans.