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Below is an excerpt from “The Truth Behind Uma Thurman's Fresh-Faced Look, Straight from Her Makeup Artist,” which originally appeared on PEOPLE. Read the full story at

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.

"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."