Very few people are capable of finding the courage to give up their day job and pursue their dreams; particularly when that dream is far more esoteric than the norm. It’s hard enough to find paying work as a makeup artist anywhere these days, let alone work for makeup artists with a fetish for the bizarre, the grotesque and the macabre … which is what makes former-teacher Mimi Choi’s work so impressive to behold.
Choi, who hails from Vancouver in Canada, gave up teacher preschoolers after three years to pursue a full-time career in special effects makeup, and her mind-bending skills have quickly gone viral on Instagram. “I felt like my creativity was suppressed. I enjoyed teaching but I wasn’t completely happy,” Choi stated in a recent interview, “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. 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 makeup on myself, but I just got out my black and white eyeliner and gave it a go.” Check out some of her spooky makeup masterpieces below!
1. Blurred lines
2. White Walker
3. In stitches
4. Shifting segments
6. Shattered hand
8. The Queen of hearts
9. Cat monster
10. Your face is running like mascara
11. Chopped up like sushi rolls
13. What’s happened to your eyes?
14. Dog Mouth
15. Infinite recursion
17. So trippy
18. In two halves
Pretty stunning stuff right? Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised if talent scouts out there hired Mimi to work for a major Hollywood studio. If you’d like to keep up to date with her amazing artistry, then check out her offical Instagram page
for more remarkable pics in the near future.,