The Truth Behind Uma Thurman's Fresh-Faced Look, Straight from Her Makeup Artist

The actress's makeup artist spills on her fresh-faced look

Uma Thurman’s latest beauty moment has been getting a lot of buzz. The actress stepped out on the red carpet Monday with some noticeably different makeup than we’re used to seeing on her, and it sparked some plastic surgery speculation. So we got the scoop straight from her makeup artist, Troy Surratt.

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“Frankly, I’m quite surprised by the conversation,” Surratt tells PEOPLE. “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.”

Surratt calls the look he created on Uma “effortless Parisienne chic,” focusing on her lips and complexion. (Note: No mascara was used at all!)

“I wanted to give Uma a statement lip balanced by a more feathered brow,” he shares. “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.”

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By going for bold lips, statement brows and barely-there eye makeup, “the face is sectioned into three equal parts lending a visual balance and allowing the mouth to be the star of the face,” Surratt adds.

Love the actress’s lip color? It’s a combination of two shades — Surratt Automatique Lip Crayon in Mégalomane mixed with a Surratt Lipslique in Pecadille.

As for her skin, Surratt made sure her complexion was flawless — and extra glowy.

“I prepped Uma’s skin by massaging with Creme de la Mer The Concentrate,” hey says. “I applied a glowing foundation using a Beauty Blender for a super natural look. When the makeup was finished we misted her face with Tatcha’s Luminous Dewy Skin Mist for added radiance.”

What do you think of Thurman’s bold lip, subtle eye look? Should more stars try it out? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico

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