The Real Story Behind Uma Thurman's New Look

by Zach Seemayer 10:08 PM PST, February 11, 2015
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After Kill Bill star Uma Thurman walked the red carpet of NBC's The Slap premiere earlier this week looking noticeably different many people began speculating that the 44-year-old actress had gotten plastic surgery.

Thurman's longtime makeup artist Troy Surratt sat down with Refinery 29 to detail the star's new style, and the reason behind the remarkable change, saying simply, "We experimented with the makeup."

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"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.

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"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."

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