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
Makeup artist Mimi Choi has blown our collective little minds with her impressively surrealist skills.
Hailing from Vancouver, Canada the talented makeup artist is a master of manipulating visual perceptions and her latest project will blow your face-off… literally.
Taking inspiration from the pioneer of surrealism, Salvador Dali, Choi’s latest creation has the faces of her subjects completely taken out of the equation.
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
You’d be forgiven for thinking the stuff she’s posting on her Instagram is all Photoshopped – in fact: ‘haters will say it’s Photoshopped’.
But Choi assures her followes her work ‘is not Photoshopped’ and:
If you look closely, you will see my features disguised in the black and red paints
This isn’t the first time she’s used makeup to subvert the perception of reality, in previous posts she would repalce half her head with a kiwi, melt her face and elongate her own tongue.
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
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
Before you start worrying, no your brain is not on drugs, however you could say surrealist art does have a serious link to our trippy fore-fathers. Dali himself once said: “I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”
You can check out more of Mimi Choi’s work on her Instagram by clicking here.