Transforming herself plus willing models into suuuper-trippy optical illusions that would have many of us (OK, me included!) calling “SHOPPPPP” as in Photoshop, so realistic is her work.
A former school teacher, Mimi concedes that she only started doing makeup 3 years ago, learning the basics in classes at a local beauty school, before branching out on her own.
With some of her works taking up to 5 hours to complete, she says;
“When I do illusions now, I draw my inspiration mostly from my surroundings, photography, paintings, and emotions. I try not to look at other makeup artists’s work too much and challenge myself to produce original, unique work,”
Using everyday makeup that every girl (and some boys I suppose) might already have in their kit, her only concessions are the use of paintbrushes, and for the most part, she doesn’t use any special effects products.
“My main goal each time I do a new look is to beat myself from yesterday because I’m the biggest critic and competition to myself. It’s gotten really hard to impress myself these days but it motivates me to keep trying and doing better.”
Did I say Trippy?? WOW! Very cool stuff Mimi!
You can see more of her fabulous and eclectic work on her Instagram feed, and don’t forget to check out the video below too – amazing artistry!