A makeup artist has left her Instagram followers in disbelief with her mind-boggling optical illusion effects.

Mimi Choi, 31, from Canada, is a professional makeup artist who can spend up to five hours turning people's faces into incredible works of art.

Using nothing but makeup to achieve her surreal creations, Mimi often posts videos to prove to her 388,000 dumbfounded followers that she doesn't digitally alter her photos, according to the Daily Mail.

From painting hyper-realistic holes in her face, to completely covering a man's face and scalp with a grid of scary eyes - there seems to be nothing that Mimi can't do.


Though many of her photos make unsettling viewing, many of them actually carry an inspirational messages and quotes.

She actually suffers from anxiety and sleep paralysis and says that she uses her skills as a way to express herself.

Mimi was once a school teacher, but after enrolling on a course at her local beauty school, she now works full time as a professional makeup artist.

As well as sharing her art online, she also offers tutorials in her local area of Vancouver for budding artists to learn the tricks of her trade.

With her fan base growing by the day, Mimi's authenticity is constantly questioned.

My chopped body #makeup digitally animated by @theglitch.og 🔪🔪🔪 • Model: @r.mac

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On almost every photo she stresses that she does not use Photoshop to alter her images.

Along with her chilling designs, she also does stunning makeup for brides and models - showcasing a true variety of talent.

And yet, with all of that thick makeup on her skin, she somehow still has flawless complexion.