Tulisa Contostavlos has been under scrutiny for sometime due to her plump pout and full cheeks. Thus far the singer has chalked up her appearance to a different type of makeup application. However, possibly inspired by her recent courtroom experience that likely encouraged her to tell the truth, Tulisa has confessed that her new look isn’t just makeup, it is also plastic surgery.
26-year old has been plagued by rumors of plastic surgery since last year, but the rumors have picked up speed as she has been attending court at Stratford Magistrates Court, where she was found guilty of attacking fashion blogger and new TOWIE cast-member Savvas Morgan.
In an interview with The Guardian, Tulisa admitted to getting lip augmentation as well as Botox and fillers placed in her face.
She said: ‘Yes, I’ve had my lips done, and I’m happy with my lips. And I also had a tiny bit of filler in my cheeks.
‘Pictures of me where my face swelling, I had water retention – where you have filler your face draws up loads of water. So my face began to swell like a balloon.’
While Tulisa copped to getting fillers to help replace volume she lost in her face after losing weight, she did not admit to having a nose job. Her narrowed looking nose is the result of contouring, a makeup technique said to be favored from everyone from Kim Kardashian to Nicki Minaj.
“It was a choice I made,” she added. “I’d lost loads of weight and I was looking at my face and felt… It really bugs me when people say I’ve had a nose job. That’s just make-up.”
“So losing a stone, filler in my cheeks, my lips done and the contouring – and people do think, oh gosh, you look so different.”
Before admitting to plastic surgery after her most recent trouble with the law, Tulisa had discussed her weight loss and said that her nose was narrower due to losing weight in her nose.
“I’m eight stone at the moment, but my weight always fluctuates between eight and nine stone,” Tulisa told The Mirror at the time.
“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!”
Since then, experts have been weighing and voicing their opinions as to whether Tulisa was really using contouring makeup techniques or plastic surgery to change her appearance.
Celebrity make-up artist Mikey Phillips told the Daily Mail that he believes Tulisa’s dramatic new look could well be down to her new beauty regime, saying, “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.”
However Annemarie Gillett, Non Surgical Director from Transform Cosmetic Surgery, told the Daily Mail, “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.”
Looks like plastic surgery experts had it right this time around.