An illusion performed by a single magician right in front of the audiences nose. Usually performed for one to twenty people in casual situation. This kind of magic, unlike stage magic, requires much more skill by the magician instead of by an assistant like in stage magic.
Downsides of close-up magic is that people tend to try to ruin your trick on the spot because they don't give a shit on how amazing it is a lot of the time and most likely want to spoil it because they like to remind themselves that they are gay fags.
Girls tend to either overexcite themselves over this kind of magic or show absolutely no interest at all.
Girl 1: OMG did you see that close-up magic trick that guy did with the cards. My card just changed?!
Girl 2: Oh. It did do that.