Marvel at How Makeup Artist Mimi Choi Is Changing the Industry


Profoundly imaginative makeup artist Mimi Choi continues to deliver exceptional artistry.

You may recognize the Vancouver native’s makeup artistry from the 2019 Met Gala, sported by the beautifully bizarre Ezra Miller, pictured below. Chio’s craft conjures an obscure uniqueness that is reminiscent of Salvador Dali, an unconventional approach that has made her creations distinguishable within the beauty industry.


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1 HR BEFORE MET CAMP — Behind-the-scenes with Ezra Miller #metgala2019 #metcamp #campnotesonfashion #ezramiller ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Swipe to see the inspiration behind the look I did on Ezra. It was initially inspired by the Kaleidoscope Eyes that I did back in 2018, but we opted to change the pattern of the eyes to suit Ezra’s face better on the day of. It came spontaneously as most of my art does. Most of the time, the end result is different from the original plan and that’s ok — I don’t like to limit myself and enjoy following my heart with everything that I do. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Makeup: me⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Makeup assist: @paulalanzador⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Mask: @kmeffectsltd ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Hair: @samiknighthair ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Styling: @jasonrembert ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Nails: @naominailsnyc ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Designer: @burberry by @riccardotisci17 ⁣⁣⁣

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Choi’s inspiration draws from unorthodox yet meaningful experiences as she has openly shared her condition of sleep paralysis, where she experiences visions that influence her looks. Although she started as an Illusion Makeup Artist, her craft has become a symbol in pop culture for progressive creativity as she has worked with brands such as MAC, UNICEF, and Make Up Forever amongst others. As Choi continues to explore the depths of her craft, she has been part of masterclasses teaching and sharing her skill with the world.

Choi, who was a school teacher before pursuing her passion for art, began exploring her craft in 2014. Since then, the world has experienced extraordinary and exceptional optical illusions as she continues to challenge the boundaries of what makeup art can conceive.

So don’t delay, head on over to Mimi’s Instagram to check out more of her stunning work.