Makeup artist Troy Surratt made headlines the other day after the new look he created for Uma Thurman (above, photo taken at The Slap premiere party on Monday, February 9th) went viral and sparked debates everywhere. Did she or didn't she have work done? Why doesn't she look like Uma Thurman? Is it good makeup or bad makeup?
I admit that I was a little shocked at first, but a quick search for Ms. Thurman's other recent pictures seems to point towards makeup and not plastic surgery. How much face reconstruction and recovery could anyone undergo in the week and a half that elapsed between January 28th and last Monday? My guess is: none.
Uma Thurman at the 2015 House Of SpeakEasy Gala at City Winery on January 28
Troy Surratt gave a statement to People magazine saying:
"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.I love that dig at the signature Kardashian look of furry animals on the lashline. It's been almost five years since we saw the modern version of the naked lashes on the runways, and my readers weren't buying it (scroll down to the comments). But obviously when you compare the two photos you see that there's a lot more going on than a nude eye makeup. First, Surratt recreated Uma's eyebrows, and that might be the biggest change. Eyebrows can alter one's expression, and make you appear older or younger. Personally, I think the new eyebrows might be too yellow/too closely matching to Uma's hair color. But that's a minor thing compared to what I believe has put so many people off, and that's the over sculpting with various powders/bronzers/whatever, which is evident along the hairline.
... 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.”
Surratt's description of the face makeup doesn't include what he used for that purpose, not which blush it was (is the placement a bit off?). All he says is:
“I prepped Uma’s skin by massaging with Creme de la Mer ‘The Concentrate‘. 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.”A "super natural look"? I don't know about that.
For those curious about the lip color, Surratt told People that it's Surratt Automatique Lip Crayon in Mégalomane mixed with a Surratt Lipslique in Pecadille. Those go straight to my shopping list, considering I absolutely adore his lip products.
What do you think of the look and Surratt's vision?