Another pair of eyes: how makeup artist Mimi Choi created Ezra Miller’s Met Gala look

Chois hyper-real eyes on the actors face took her five hours to complete and perfectly captured the camp brief of the gala Some celebrities might have struggled to interpret the camp theme of this years to quote one approving tweet having not only understood the assignment, but turned it in early for extra credit. The actor Ezra Miller stood out among the black-tie and tulle for accessorising his Burberry suit and jewelled corset with five extra eyes: the painstaking, pre-dawn work of makeup artist Mimi Choi. We were both kind of not awake, she says from her home in Vancouver. But it worked out in the end. Since starting out as a makeup artist five years ago, Choi has amassed …

Men’s makeup brands are discreet and all over Instagram

It's not a fancy pen, it's a concealer stick.Image: Stryx Nestled on my Instagram feed between a picture of a high school friend living their adult life and one of the Kardashians (they’re starting to blur together), was a sponsored post for “makeup for men” entitled War Paint. As I sat there watching the ad jump to life— a tattooed man covering his well-lit skin with a black beauty blender— I couldn’t get over the fact that it’s literally called “War Paint.” Over time, I scrolled into more of these sponsored ads, like a weasel wandering into well-laid traps. Granted, I’m a gay guy who’s been wearing makeup since high school; some tinted moisturizer here, some blush there, but makeup …