A thousand blog posts were born yesterday after Uma Thurman showed up to the NYC premiere of NBC’s The Slap looking less Uma-ey than usual. (Side note: I am really disappointed that The Slap isn’t an ultra riveting mini-series about the events before and after Zsa Zsa Gabor slapped that cop in 1989.)
Some guessed that Uma pulled a Renee Zellweger and Rupert Everett by getting a Witness Protection Program face with the help of plastic surgeons. But Uma’s makeup artist Troy Surratt tells People that Uma’s transformation is all thanks to the power of SANS MASCARA. Troy kept her eyes mostly naked, smeared some foundation on her mug, feathered up her eyebrow situation, painted her lips and sprayed her down with some dewy mist stuff. VOILA! Instant Paris Face!
“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.”
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.”
So there you go. When you get up in the morning all you have to do is slick your hair back with some Crisco, put on some red lipstick, take a light brown Sharpie to your brows and spray your face with some dewy mist stuff (tap water will do). When you walk out of the door, it’ll be like the opening number in Beauty and the Beast. Everybody will sing “bonjour!” to you because they’ll think you’re French. “Effortless Parisienne chic” is the new Montenegro style!