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25 Amazing Optical Illusions That Illustrate the Magic of Makeup

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With an interest in originality, many contemporary artists forego traditional materials for more experimental mediums. From artistic edibles to pieces made entirely out of flowers, these avant-garde creations demonstrate an innovative and imaginative approach to art. Recently, this passion has materialized in the realm of body art, with optical illusion makeup at its fascinating forefront.

Using human faces as canvases, these makeup masters use trompe-l'œil techniques to fabricate eye-catching and mind-bending works of art. Ranging from unsettling contortions to clever camouflage, these makeup masterpieces showcase the artists' jaw-dropping skills and fresh-faced creativity.

In this extraordinary selection of optical illusion art, artists showcase the cool makeup tricks behind the mind-bending trend.

Mesmerizing Manipulations by Mimi Choi

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“Skulltress” Face Paint by  Vanessa Davis

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Amazing Camouflage by Dain Yoon

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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