While Met Gala 2019 was just about 2 weeks ago, it feels like it’s been eons. While I am wrapping up some coverage, here’s one look I REALLY had to share because of the intense work and effort of Mimi Choi on the look for Ezra Miller!
This is the final look but you can see the process below!
Mimi Choi was the celebrity makeup artist for Ezra Miller’s unique and very camp outfit for the MetGala 2019. Here’s a breakdown of what she did!
Ezra interpreted the theme “camp” as being the transformations that we as individuals experience throughout our lives. The depth and layers of a person were represented by the multiple eyes painted on Ezra’s face which were hidden beneath an exterior mask but was ultimately revealed on the red carpet.
Prior to the event, Ezra and I had an in-depth conversation about what we wanted to achieve together and it turned out that our visions were aligned as we both had one of my past illusions in mind – a kaleidoscope look. We worked together and made minor adjustments throughout the process to complete the look which he completely rocked!
We started at 4:00 AM and the look took about 5 hours which included making small changes throughout the process. I stayed throughout the day and into the evening for touch-ups, however, to keep the look fresh. I like to create spontaneously so I never sketch my ideas unless requested by a client. I like to see my canvas in person at which point I roughly map out my concept directly on the face.
The key to realism is picking up on the subtle colors, shades, and highlights to give depth. For example, with eyes, I use shades of pink and gray within the whites to prevent it from looking flat. I also like to use false lashes as they provide shadows on the face and are visible from all angles.
Some of the products that I used included the
— Mimi Choi Illusion Palette by Mehron,
— Kryolan Aquacolors and Eyeshadows,
—Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencils,
—Ruby Woo lipstick by MAC
—false lashes by Velour and House of Lashes
Check out Ezra Millers complete look in this video. His outfit includes a train and some amazing details on the jacket.. which all underscore the very incredible makeup by Mimi Choi!
About the Mimi Choi Illusion Palette from Mehron, (Limited Edition)
The ultimate limited-edition professional makeup palette created exclusively for renowned makeup artist Mimi Choi. Mimi’s makeup designs are adored by hundreds of thousands of fans across the globe. Now you can re-create her amazing looks and invent your own using this all-inclusive palette. Every Mehron product you need to create astounding illusions of your own! Mehron’s Mimi Choi Illusion Palette, 4 diverse products totaling 12 shades of professional makeup, including:
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Bottom Row (#1 & #4): Mehron E.Y.E Powder (207M-CN & 207M-EO)
Our professional matte finish eye shadows are velvety soft and blend effortlessly to define the eyes. The advanced formula contains vitamin E and shea butter!
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• Mehron’s acclaimed Beauty and Body Painting Makeup combined in one amazing palette
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• Pressed powders and water activated paints in one palette gives unlimited possibilities.
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Mimi Choi has achieved the kind of #celebritystatus that needs no introduction. If you haven’t read about this Professional Makeup Artist and Blanche Macdonald Graduate-turned-Instructor on BuzzFeed or Huffington Post, chances are you’ve likely seen the incredible pictures of her optical makeup illusions splashed all over the websites of Allure, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Business Insider, Yahoo, PopSugar, and countless other media outlets. Or perhaps you’ve seen her looks on a clip posted to Youtube.
Most probably, you recognize her from her Instagram feed: @mimles. She posts a new, mind-blowing makeup creation almost every day, and she’s amassed over 515,000 followers because of it.
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