"We did a much stronger brow and a bold lip for a French sort of feel," Surratt revealed. "I applied a creamy foundation for all-over glow, and then contoured the hairline and her cheekbones, adding warmth. I applied the lip… and then we just kept the eyes really, really light."
It was Thurman's eyes that drew the most attention, with some insisting that she had gone under the knife. The vitriolic reaction was similar to the blowback Renee Zellweger received
when she attended Elle
's 21st Annual Women in Hollywood celebration in October.
But according to Surratt, plastic surgeons had nothing to do with Thurman's bold look.
"The way I shaded her eyebrows with the pencil, I created an uplifting effect," Surratt explained. "Then, I finished with a shimmering, silky-beige shadow on her lids, and went with no mascara at all...sort of a reaction against all the fake lashes we've been seeing on the red carpet."