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Makeup Illusions Are Messing with Our Heads

Everyone’s been going nuts on social media over all of these cakes that look like real-life inanimate objects. But we’ve discovered some optical illusion art that tops even that. Thanks to the folks at Bored Panda, we’ve learned about the latest work from artist Mimi Choi, whose makeup illusions are quite a sight to behold. We’ve featured her artwork here before, but she’s pushed the boundaries of her art form with her latest offerings.

A former preschool teacher, Choi quit her job a few years ago to pursue her love of make-up art. Since then, she’s made amazing creations, many of which you can see on her Instagram. But with her latest works of art, she’s created some incredible optical illusion makeup using her own arms, legs, and hands!

So why did Choi switch up her makeup from her face to the rest of her body? “I started painting on my limbs because certain concepts that I came up with worked better with the shape of my arms, legs, and hands” she told us. “Also, it turns out that it’s less straining on my eyes to use my limbs as my canvas because painting on my face requires me to sit very close to my mirror to achieve a high level of detail.  Another reason that I change things up is to give my face a break and to allow my skin to breathe from time to time.”

Down below are several of our favorites:

Honestly, this is the only cake-themed optical illusion we really need right now.

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Indiana Jones would hate this one. But we love it.

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This one down below is the greatest makeup since sliced bread (insert joke drum noise).

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There’s going bananas, and then there’s this. And by the way, these are Dole and not Chiquita. If you have a preference.

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“What do you think I am, made of money??” Well, maybe you are?

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Not sure that Polysporin and Band-Aid are going to be enough in this case. To quote Monty Python and the Holy Grail, “it’s just a flesh wound!”

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Suddenly, we’re in the mood for seafood.

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When your grandparents tell you what Woodstock was like.

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Summer is backyard BBQ time, so time to bring out those hot dogs.

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Last but not least, this is truly the stuff of nightmares.

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To see more of Mimi Choi’s amazing work, be sure to head on over to her Instagram and Facebook pages.

Featured Image: Mimi Choi