Former X Factor judge Tulisa is stirring up new rumors of plastic surgery after appearing in public with a swollen-looking face, similar to how some people react to fillers. However the the former N-Dubz singer says that it’s a new makeup look not plastic surgery.
25-year old Tulisa has denied having plastic surgery in the past, when rumors sprang up that she had had a nose job and lip fillers. However she has said that it’s all cosmetic application and not plastic surgery that is responsible for her changing face.
And Tulisa has at least one supporter for her side of the story. The Daily Mail reports that celebrity make-up artist Mikey Phillips believes Tulisa’s dramatic new look could well be down to her new beauty regime.
Speaking about Tulisa’s face, which appeared slightly ‘pulled back’ and swollen a few weeks ago, he said: “Tulisa’s make-up has really changed since her early days.”
“Now she goes for a heavily contoured look to slim the face and add shape. She also contours her nose, which again slims and adds dimension.”
“How you contour your face can totally have a dramatic change to your face. Concealer can be used to lift and brighten and bronzer to shade and define.”
“Lip liner and lip plumping products could be responsible for the plumper pout but remember make-up is all smoke and mirrors.”
However, there does seem to be a difference in opinion amongst experts.
Annemarie Gillett, Non Surgical Director from Transform Cosmetic Surgery, isn’t convinced that the changes in Tulisa’s appearance are solely due to makeup application tricks.
She said: “Looking at the photos provided, Tulisa definitely looks like she has had some kind of temporary dermal filler to her lips and is a very popular treatment with women of Tulisa’s age. Tulisa’s lips looked thinner in earlier pictures.”
“The elongated and shiny forehead is a classic tell-tale sign of having injectable wrinkle treatment.”
“Her cheeks also look fuller than in earlier photographs.”
“Her skin looks quite taut and shiny which would suggest Tulisa has had regular facial peels/skin rejuvenation treatments.”
“It appears Tulisa has indulged in non-surgical treatments of late. However Tulisa is very young and less is more and I would encourage using less product and leaving more time in between treatments.”
Cosmetic and plastic surgeon, Paul Banwell FRCS (Plast) from the Banwell Clinic says: “I think Tulisa looks great but I can see the tell-tale signs of Botox, fillers in her lips and possibly in her cheeks too.”
“She looks like she’s lost a bit of weight in her face as well which has made her lips look more sensuous and striking.”
This isn’t the first time that Tulisa’s altered appearance has come under scrutiny. Late last year, Tulisa’s nose looked thinner and her lips looked larger, which the singer attributed to weight loss—including in her nose.
“I’m eight stone at the moment, but my weight always fluctuates between eight and nine stone,” Tulisa told The Mirror.
“It’s not a deliberate thing, and I really don’t give a toss about being skinny. That’s just not me. But when I lose weight it goes from my face, and everyone says my nose looks thinner.
“I swear on my life I’ve not had it done. I’ve literally just lost weight, and it goes from my nose!”