In Allure’s Talent Show, we’ll introduce you to on-the-rise makeup artists, hairstylists, and nail artists who are making the industry a more beautiful space. This time, we’re shining a light on makeup artist Porsche Poon. 

I’m a middle child, so I’m good at knowing what people need. Makeup, for a lot of people, isn’t a mask anymore. It’s expression. The moment I thought I could explore makeup to show off art was when I started assisting [makeup artist] Isamaya Ffrench. Most fashion jobs are clean skin, probably a colored lip, or some detail on the eye. [Editor’s note: Ffrench’s tongue-in-cheek approach to beauty makes “pretty” look ironic and occasionally bizarre.] I wanted to explore [like Isamaya does], so I started doing my own projects. 

Porsche Poon

Courtesy of Porsche Poon

I look to [my] Asian culture, manga comics, and illustration books for inspiration. I’ve started doing 3D lines using 3D pens [and using sewing supplies like pins, as well as pom-poms and hair extensions] and playing with clouds. They are kind of artsy, but at the same time still beauty. I researched [ancient Chinese] illustrations of clouds [as inspiration] for a picture of three girls with their faces together. The lines are linked up, which I thought would be such a cool group shot. 



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