Mimi Choi is a 31-year-old makeup artist from Canada who creates intense hyperreal optical illusions. Mimi’s incredible skills have earned her over 300,000 followers on Instagram.
Mimi trained as a teacher and worked in a pre-school for three years, but felt like something was missing, “I felt like my creativity was suppressed. I enjoyed teaching but I wasn’t completely happy,” she said. “I needed a new challenge.” After leaving the classroom, she started experimenting with her makeup brushes at home.
“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.” Enrolling at a local beauty college really helped Mimi to take her skills to new heights. But things really took off when Halloween was just around the corner. “I wanted to do something different for October 31, so I had a look on Instagram and found a photo of a woman, who looked like her face had cracked.”
“I’d never tried any kind of crazy make-up on myself, but I just got out my black and white eyeliner and gave it a go.”
An inspiring story to reach for your dreams and explore new options! Congrats to Mimi on her success!
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