Uma was the talk of the town as she walked the carpet at the premiere party for the upcoming TV series ‘The Slap’ in New York on Feb. 9. Fans and doctors speculated that she had gotten plastic surgery — and now her makeup artist is setting the record straight!
Uma Thurman sparked controversy due to her shockingly different appearance on the carpet on Feb. 9. Doctors offered their expert opinions, saying that it looked like Botox or a possible brow lift. PEOPLE spoke to her makeup artist Troy Surratt, someone who knows her face very well! Get his take on the controversy below!
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“Frankly, I’m quite surprised by the conversation. By now I would have thought that we were all open to and knowledgeable of the role that makeup plays in the world of fashion and particularly celebrity, as a medium for creative self expression. I think that women should feel open and free to experiment with different beauty looks — it’s only makeup, at the end of the day it all washes off.”
About her new look, he says:
“I wanted to give Uma a statement lip balanced by a more feathered brow. Uma and I discussed creating a look that was more editorial with soft natural lashes. As a makeup artist I’ve grown a bit tired of all of the lash-y looks and fake eyelashes that we’ve been seeing on the red carpet for some time now.”
He didn’t use mascara AT ALL, which is probably what sparked such a conversation. I know I look like a different person without mascara or eyeliner!
Her glowing skin was thanks to the prep work. “I prepped Uma’s skin by massaging with Creme de la Mer ‘The Concentrate. I applied a glowing foundation using a BeautyBlender for a super natural look. When the makeup was finished we misted her face with Tatcha’s Luminous Dewy Skin Mist for added radiance.”
“The face is sectioned into three equal parts lending a visual balance and allowing the mouth to be the star of the face,” Troy said.
Her lip color was a combination of Surratt Automatique Lip Crayon in Mégalomane mixed with Surratt Lipslique in Pecadille.
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NYC Plastic Surgeon Dr. Norman Rowe, who does not treat Uma, told us he thinks Uma may have had some work done.
“Uma has had quite a bit of volumizers injected into her cheeks. This is done with Restylane, Juvederm or the newer Voluma. This elevates her cheeks and gives the face a more youthful appearance. It is also called the ‘liquid facelift procedure’.”
Do you love Uma’s new makeup look?
— Dory Larrabee-Zayas