The line between illusion and reality can be blurry. makeup artist Dain Yoon plays around with that very line and uses her face as a canvas for impressive optical illusions that can bend your mind.

“The reason I started to do illusion drawings is that I believe people live in illusions. People perceive everything in their own subjective way,” Dain said in an interview with Fashion Life. “My illusions distort reality and perception that are generally shared by most people.”

“A lot of people seem to think illusion means tricking people into something but I don't think of it that way. I don't think of illusion necessarily as trickery but a wider concept. I think that anything that seems slightly different from its original form could be an illusion or take you out of the illusion you're living in,” professional makeup artist explained.

Scroll down for the rest of the interview, upvote your fave eye tricks, and drop us a comment somewhere below with your thoughts about Dain's body art. You can read Fashion Life's previous article about Dain's art right here.

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Luna Lovegood
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12 months ago

I'm so confused

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Lilli
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12 months ago

my head hurts looking at this

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Hermione Granger
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12 months ago

Love this one!

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Fashion Life was curious to learn whether Dain was always artistic ever since she was a child and what inspired her to become a makeup artist.

“I have always enjoyed painting since I was very young, and, frankly speaking, it was what I was best at. I attended Yewon Arts Secondary and Seoul Arts High School, graduating at the top of my class. These art schools are the most prestigious in Korea. After I got into art college, I studied scenography. I had a chance to design theatrical and special effects makeup and to draw on the body of actors of plays,” the artist revealed some details about her education.

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bryguy
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12 months ago

Imagine seeing this in public? I'd have to keep blinking thinking my contacts were distorted

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Just another Day In The Glade
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12 months ago

W...what??

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Annabelle Fonseca
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12 months ago

selfies back in 1800s

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“However, after participating in theatrical makeup and costume, I felt a strong need to do my own creative work, not being part of a play,” she said. “So, for my personal artwork, I began doing makeup looks on the bodies of several models. A little later, I decided to draw on my own face because the face is the most strong and sensitive part of the body where I can deliver the delicate emotions I so seek to convey.”

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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12 months ago

Wow she's a ghost. This is amazing and beautiful!

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Tara Hermon
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12 months ago

Impressive but creepy. Imagine seeing someone with this makeup strolling down a road

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How Terribly Unfortunate
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12 months ago

Wow.

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According to Dain, it can take her anywhere from 3 to 12 hours to finish a single makeup idea.

“The first step is conceptualizing ideas. This takes the longest. The last step always depends. If I paint myself and want to record this as a digital photo, this recording would be the last step. If it is a performance, then doing the actual performance would be the final step in the creation of the work,” she elaborated.

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Himanshu Raj
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12 months ago

If I ever see her live I'd think she might be phasing interdimensionally.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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12 months ago

I had to look at this one real good.

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Audrey Loh
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11 months ago

Love how it looks with the blue background.

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In Dain's opinion, all new make-up artists shouldn't be afraid of failing and getting back up again: “Make sure to go through many trials and errors. Because you will never know until you've tried it.”

The artist told us that she tried out many different part-time jobs until she combined the parts she liked best into one united whole.

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Lilli
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12 months ago

omg the eyeshadow is stunning!

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Aria
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12 months ago

My head hurts so bad

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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12 months ago

She's a good ghost.

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“Since I was a freshman, I've done many part-time jobs that I was interested in: stylist, teacher, graphic designer, film assistant, movie makeup, theater makeup, musical costume, model, etc. After I did many part-time jobs, I mixed all those together that I enjoyed doing. It really helped me to find my own art style.” So never be afraid of taking on a new challenge and experimenting, dear Pandas!

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estimaate
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12 months ago

I had to do a double take. This is incredible talent!

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Hi
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12 months ago

I got even more confused when I tried to count the hands

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Ilona
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12 months ago

Imagine going somewhere looking like this! The double takes people would do

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How Terribly Unfortunate
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12 months ago

This is actually really cool tho

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Clare Amidei
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11 months ago

Spider Woman

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MacDudu
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12 months ago

One hand is real with a painted eye, the other eye is her real eye with a painted hand!

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Quinn Adaire
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11 months ago

Is the hand painted on or is the hand painted onto the face? Confuzzlement.

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Tardis42
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12 months ago

Such a great movie!

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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12 months ago

... and this material is why a make-up artist charges what they do!

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UnicornHuman
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12 months ago

when your old computer doesn't load fast enough

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MacDudu
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12 months ago

Why are the whites of her eyes so bloodshot? Or is she wearing contact lenses? That would be dedication!

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Raphael Biock
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12 months ago

Hmm....eye see.

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Tara Hermon
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12 months ago

Wha...?

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Maureen Peters
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11 months ago

Gorgeous, great job!

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Bora Temizsoy
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11 months ago

She is so talented, beautiful and capable! Stunned!

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