This Makeup Artist Takes Optical Illusion to New Heights

There’s a lot that can go wrong with makeup, but when you get it right, the results are mesmerizing. And then, to break the norms and do something that is not only mesmerizing but even magical, comes along a makeup artist like Dain Yoon.

Yoon is a “visual illusion artist” and her medium is makeup, and her canvas, the human body. Well, the two don’t really conjure a lot of compelling works, and our thoughts on body art are mostly constricted to tattoos and body painting.

Well, Yoon sure turns the tables on those forms in her own way, giving us some brilliant works that are not only amazing works of art, but create some mind boggling optical illusions too.

Here’s a perfect example. Can you really tell where the clock ends and the face begins? And then, you have Yoon’s painted hand thrown into the mix.

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Here’s one where Yoon has not only painted her face to match the wallpaper behind her, but has even depicted the pouring of the coffee on it. Then, there’s the painting on the jug and cup too.

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In this one, the eye on Yoon’s hand is painted so well that it is difficult to imagine it’s really her hand. Note the darker hues where her hair is falling, and you will know just how much of detail goes into it.

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This one here is probably one of the most impressive ones from Yoon’s collection of works, and with the optical illusion at play, her artistic excellence looks even more amazing. “Kissing myself” is the caption she chooses, and the image sure looks like it too!

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Here are a couple more images that will have you confused on which of the hands depicted in them are real, and which one is painted.

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There are a few where Yoon plays tricks with our minds by bringing the background into play, and these too reflect the hard work that this unique artist puts into each of her works.

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You can check out the rest of Yoon’s works on her Instagram page and there are some videos that give you a peek into the preparation bit too.