Makeup is generally used to enhance natural beauty, but sometimes people unleash their creativity with it in a very unique way. This makeup artist Mimi Choi has over 1.3 million followers on Instagram because of doing just that.

She transforms her body into artistic and beautiful optical illusions. She makes her legs look like bananas or cactuses and her arms look like sandwiches or hot dogs. We've already featured her work on Bored Panda, so if you want to see more, click here, here, and here.

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9 months ago

Time for salsa dancing!

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Mimi told Bored Panda more about how she got into creating these unique makeup looks: "I've always been into art and makeup since I was a child, but never thought that I could ever make a career out of it. So after graduating from university, I studied to become a Montessori preschool instructor. While I love teaching and working with children, I felt suppressed in a way because I had to dress and act in a certain manner. I found that I would paint intricate details on my nails or doodle at home in the evenings as a sort of creative release. My mom had noticed this for a while and one day, she suggested that maybe I look into makeup school."

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9 months ago

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Sex would be a prickly situation!

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"With my family's support, I enrolled at a local makeup school called Blanche Macdonald Centre here in Vancouver. It was here that I fell in love with makeup and met so many incredible friends and mentors. During my first Halloween as a makeup student, I decided to try out an illusion look that I had seen online. It was a simple cracked face look and after posting it on Instagram, I received a lot of positive feedback. This encouraged me to explore the illusion genre further and I've been doing it ever since."

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Sabrina Pucca
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9 months ago

I love this one! Love how she incorporated it with the plant

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"I feel that the possibilities are endless with this type of art and eventually, my style evolved into painting more than just my face. Since then, I've painted on my arms, fingers, legs, feet, and body as well. I've even painted on a pregnant belly!"

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9 months ago

She must be the breadwinner of the family.

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"Because my journey to becoming a professional makeup artist is not conventional, I hope my story inspires people to pursue their passions no matter where they are in their lives. I'm proof that to make a career as an artist, you don't need a formal arts education and you don't need to graduate from an expensive art school for child prodigies. Anyone can learn and develop their craft at any stage of their life as long as they have the passion and drive!"

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Billy The Kid
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9 months ago

LEGo bricks

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So what do you think of these makeup looks? Are they fun or creepy? Tell us in the comments and vote for your favorite ones!

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togcrewsc
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9 months ago

This is my favorite...

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Billy The Kid
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9 months ago

i have found this Humerus

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9 months ago

Rather appealing!

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Billy The Kid
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9 months ago

been given the slippery elbow

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9 months ago

Her boyfriend said she was a stalker.

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9 months ago

So giving someone the finger is really offering them food.

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Billy The Kid
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9 months ago

quite shattering. Needs to go to the hospital for a broken leg

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Thinairgal
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9 months ago

What, you think I'm made of money?!

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Squirrelflightisawesome
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9 months ago

How???

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Colin L
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9 months ago

That is amazing! Also disturbing... but amazing!

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Flare
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9 months ago

Caffeine addictions in a nutshell.

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Colin L
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9 months ago

Don't be Koi...

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Janine Hunt-Jackson
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9 months ago

Cool!

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Janine Hunt-Jackson
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9 months ago

Amazing!

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Billy The Kid
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9 months ago

If you have hands like this then dont go petting dogs

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Thinairgal
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9 months ago

Well, she really nailed this shot!

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Kyana Winter
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9 months ago

Interesting take on the vogue challenge!

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Billy The Kid
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9 months ago

COR! what lovely legs you have

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Luke Aiston.
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9 months ago

it kind of freaks me out, are those actual prawn legs?

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Colin L
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9 months ago

Handwich!

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NoodleBear
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9 months ago

The hand shape isn’t quite right... you’ll see what I mean if you try to make a peace sign

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togcrewsc
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9 months ago

I can barely tell the difference! good job!

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Billy The Kid
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9 months ago

Fish fingers!

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Nora
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9 months ago

Took me a while to realise it's her fist!

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togcrewsc
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9 months ago

That looks like a tattoo

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