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About Elizabeth Taylor

A Renaissance woman, I serve the transgender community with makeup artistry, photography & dressing services. I am located in bucolic Cabin John, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Full Reopening of Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor, effective August 5, 2020!

Hurray! Montgomery County is letting makeup artists go back to work as of 05 AUG 2020. I am so excited to see you again in person for makeup artistry, total makeovers, and more at Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor! All of my virtual services are still available along with my full makeover menu for in-person visits. I am really excited see you all again and help you express and embrace your femininity.

I’ll be taking extra safety measures to help protect us from COVID-19. We will both need to wear face masks when we are within six feet of each other except that you may remove your mask while I apply your makeup. And I’ll be checking your temperature before you come in to help reduce the risk to everyone. I have been taking my temperature daily to help protect you as well. If you are feeling sick, please contact me to reschedule your appointment even if you are within the 48-hour window before your appointment.

Here are the details:

1. As always, I see clients by appointment only and do not allow walk-ins. My business is not open to the public.

2. Outings and Fantasy Services: Please contact me to discuss your outing or fantasy ideas before you book. Freddie’s Beach Bar is open Wednesday to Sunday but all clubs in the area are closed. Dine-in alcohol sales end at 10 p.m. in Montgomery County, MD. Limited retail stores are open and most are not allowing clothing to be tried on in the store. Some retail stores require an appointment in order to shop. Makeup testers at MAC, Sephora, and other makeup stores/counters are not available to help with color matching. Museums are closed.

As always, you are required to contact me before booking a fantasy appointment to discuss your ideas.

3. Cleanliness: I will be cleaning high-touch surfaces such as chairs, handrails, counters, bathrooms, and faucets with an EPA-approved cleanser after every appointment. I will be allowing additional time between appointments to facilitate this.

Clothing will be washed between clients. Silicone items like breast forms and hip/butt pads will be washed with soap and water. Corsets will be spritzed with rubbing alcohol. New wig caps will be worn with all wigs as always. As always, you are welcome to bring your own wardrobe and mix-and-match with mine. Masks will be worn during the dressing process.

4. Masks are Mandatory: If we are within six feet of each, we both are required to wear masks except when I’m applying your makeup when you may remove yours. I will be wearing a mask while I apply your makeup to help protect us both. At greater than six feet such as for photography or socially distanced hang out time/feminine deportment, you may remove your mask. You will need to provide your own mask.

5. Temperature Taken at Arrival: When you arrive, I will be taking your temperature with an infrared forehead thermometer. If your temperature is at 100.4 F or above, you will be asked to reschedule your appointment. You will also be asked about your recent possible exposure to COVID-19. If you are not feeling well, please contact me to reschedule your appointment even if you’re inside the 48-hour cancellation window. (Guidelines from Professional Photographers of America). Be prepared to answer the following:

  • How are you feeling?
  • Have you had a cough or any flu-like or COVID symptoms in the last 14 days?
  • Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms with the last 14 days?
  • Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?

I updated my makeover menu on August 6, 2020 to reflect my return to full operations!

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2020 in Makeover Studio, Makeovers

 

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Join the DC Trans Ladies for Dinner @ Republic on Saturday, March 14

Hi ladies! Join us on Saturday, March 14, at 7 p.m. for our March Girls’ Night Out event at Republic, a well known restaurant and bar in LGBT-friendly Takoma Park, MD. Show off your favorite spring look, and savor the delicious food and drink at Republic while socializing with friends. Last time, we had a blast hanging out in the back room and mingled easily between our three bar height tables. RSVP to our DC Trans Ladies meetup event here

The Republic management is eager to have us, and we have reservations for their back room that can seat up to 21! Check out a typical dinner menu here: https://republictakoma.com/dinner

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Giselle and I smile after my birthday party at Republic restaurant in Takoma Park.
Photo by Alexandra Kitaen

Parking
Street parking in Takoma Park can be challenging but it is free starting at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Street parking just across the DC line is free starting at 6 p.m. Please double-check the meter to verify. There are two paid lots available. Across the street from the restaurant on Carroll Avenue, you can park for a $5 flat fee for the entire evening. There’s also a paid parking lot behind the restaurant off Laurel Avenue between Republic and the barber’s shop. At this lot, parking is free for the first hour and $3.50/hr after that.

Address
6939 Laurel Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Lodging
Nearby Silver Spring has several hotels. Takoma Park has a motel on New Hampshire Avenue about 10 minutes from the venue by car.

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2020 in Images, Parties

 

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Join us for live music by Swampoodle at Paradise Springs Winery!

Join us for live music by Swampoodle at Paradise Springs Winery!

Join the DC Trans Ladies Meetup group for live, acoustic music by Swampoodle at Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton, Virginia on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 2-6 p.m. We will be in the adults-only back room.

Paradise Springs makes some of the best wine in Virginia and is located in Fairfax County less than an hour from downtown DC. Buy wine by the glass or bottle and snacks like cheese and deli meat from the winery. If you don’t drink, you can still join us and buy snacks to support the winery.

The band: Swampoodle plays eclectic Americana tunes. Many of you have met Steph Nelson, lead vocalist. Our own Giselle Donnelly (Beth’s wife) plays guitar and sings tenor. Steve sings and plays guitar, harmonica, and more. Eric Todd is on bass.

Swampoodle event on facebook
Swampoodle video on YouTube

Logistics: There’s plenty of free parking at the winery. The parking lot is gravel so sensible shoes are recommended. Paradise Springs is located at 13219 Yates Ford Rd, Clifton, VA. We will be in the back room of the winery with the band.

Attire: This is a daytime event at a mainstream venue with families present so please take this into account when planning your look. Pants, a top, jacket, and flats/sneakers/boots would fit right in.

Guests: Guests are welcomed and encouraged regardless of gender.

Swampoodle band photo holding instruments

Swampoodle to play at Paradise Springs Winery!

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2020 in Images, Parties

 

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Makeup tutorials on facebook

Makeup tutorials on facebook

Hi everyone! I’ve done several makeup tutorials throughout the years on my facebook page. With the links below to the individual videos, you can watch even if you don’t join facebook. Pretty cool!

Just as a heads up, I’m currently working primarily with MAC makeup and my only studio is in Takoma Park, MD just one mile from Washington, DC. You will hear many references my previous studio locations of Alexandria, Baltimore, and Cabin John in my older videos. However, my only studio is in Takoma Park, MD. You’ll also hear me talking a lot about Younique makeup, but I don’t sell Younique online anymore. I have a few Younique products still available in inventory if there’s something you’re craving.

Enjoy!

Makeup Videos

January 18, 2020: Natural, daytime, work-appropriate look using MAC makeup and Aveda skin care but the ideas apply to all brands. Skin care, contouring, thin lips, Makeup 101, and neutral eye makeup. This is the perfect introduction to how to do your makeup for an everyday look. https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10158079682177360

Summer 2018: Bright, luminizer-driven look for nightlife https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/10156524180762360 (Great content but video source isn’t perfect)

Fall 2017: Intense smokey eye with dramatic lips for a naughty schoolgirl photoshoot https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10155955443622360

Fall 2017: Smokey eye technique https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10155906644362360

Summer 2017: A softer look on just half my face https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10155624305602360

Summer 2017: Lots of luminizer to highlight those cheeks! https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10155619402897360

Spring 2017: Dramatic silver eye makeup, pink lip, plenty of contouring for a Graffiti Warehouse modeling shoot https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10155237236327360

Spring 2017: Dramatic silver eye makeup, dark lip, plenty of drama for date night https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10155234776082360

Spring 2017: Dramatic smokey eye, intense red lip, plenty of drama for a Gangster-themed photoshoot https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10155141988877360

January 2017: Bronze, gold, brown eyeshadows; peach lips for date night https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154941651397360

January 2017: Cool-toned, purple eyeshadow with dark, nude lipstick for a soft evening look or dramatic daytime look https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154923744507360

Christmas 2017: Dramatic silver eye makeup, intense contouring, deep red lip for Christmas with Giselle https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154900540677360

December 2017: Dramatic silver eye makeup, bright red lip, plenty of contouring for holiday photoshoot at Graffiti Warehouse https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154846175562360

Fall 2017: Barbie-pink, glossy lip with soft purple eye makeup and lots of contouring https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154831463672360

Fall 2017: Classic eye using brown plus a dark, nude lip https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154824121857360

Thanksgiving 2017: Brown eye shadows with maroon lip for date night https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154800262557360

Thanksgiving 2017: Brown eye shadows with dark nude lip https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154790805042360

Thanksgiving 2017: Smokey eye with bright, coral lip https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154787991312360

November 2017: Silver smokey eye, plenty of contouring, and red lip for a winter wonderland look to match my red dress https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154776231722360

November 2017: Intense smokey eye with purples and silvers, plenty of contouring, dark two-tone purple lips for modeling shoot with purple corset at Graffiti Warehouse https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154751884287360

November 2017: Smokey eye and bright, matte lip https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154746352382360

Fall 2017: Smokey eye and dramatic lip with two tones for fullness. https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154729493942360

Fall 2017: Pinky-copper and brown eyeshadows with bright, coral, matte lipstick. https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154723556007360

Fall 2017: Silver, soft-smokey eye and nude lip. https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154536594957360

Summer 2017, part 2 of 2: Foundation, contouring, and pink lips https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154268618702360

Summer 2017, part 1 of 2: Dramatic eye makeup using cool purple tones. https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154268579507360

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2020 in Makeovers

 

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Makeover Studio Walkthrough Tonight at 8 pm EST

I’m doing a walkthrough of my makeover studio tonight at 8 pm EST live on my personal Facebook page. I’d love to have you join me! #makeoverswithelizabethtaylor #letmetransformyou

Here’s the link to my personal page: https://m.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1

Update: Here’s the link to my live studio walkthrough from last night

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2020 in Images

 

Winter Makeover Sale!

Winter Makeover Sale!

Save during these chilly days of winter at Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor with two discount options on your total makeovers, photography, fantasies, makeup lessons, outings, and more from January 23 til February 22!

This is the perfect chance to check out my new Takoma Park, Maryland studio near Washington, DC and Silver Spring (new as of June 2019). My studio includes a large walk-in wardrobe, a traditional studio space with seamless backgrounds and studio lights, a “fainting couch” chaise lounge, fantasy furniture with a dedicated fantasy space, and outdoor locations in the front garden and back deck. If you’ve been thinking about a total makeover and outing, this is the perfect time to try a 6-hour or longer session at 15% off regular prices! If you’re looking for a shorter experience, you’re still in luck as you’ll save 10% on all sessions* under 6 hours!

Winter Makeover Sale

  • 10% off any session under 6 hours*
  • 15% off any 6-hour or longer session*

You can go online anytime and make your next appointment at http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com. Be sure to use the Coupon Code “WINTER SALE” to save on your session. I look forward to seeing you soon!

To being fabulous!
Elizabeth (Beth) Taylor

Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor 
Email: elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com
Voice: 202-803-3231
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*Use Coupon Code “WINTER SALE” when you book to save 10% off any service under 6 hours and 15% off any 6-hour+ service from Jan. 23 to Feb. 22 at my Takoma Park studio. You may use the coupon as many times as you like during the promotion including on back-to-back days. Not valid on outcalls or previously booked appointments. Coupons may not be applied to gift certificates or packages. Regular deposit policies apply on non-sale price. Savings is off the balance of session when you book and show up to your session by Feb. 22, 2020.

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Posted by on January 22, 2020 in Makeovers

 

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Shake it, Tiffany!

Shake it, Tiffany!

Tiffany and I had a blast at her 1950s-themed makeover and photoshoot. We played rockabilly music in the photo studio to get us in the pin-up spirit.

Makeup, wardrobing, and photography by Elizabeth Anne Taylor
Garter and stockings by Tiffany

Book your total makeover and photoshoot online today!

Tiffany sits in a red and white polka dot dress with hand under her chin

Tiffany gives a huge smile in pin-up dress and pearls

Pin-up girl looks surprised. She wears a red and white polka dot dress with a petticoat.

Surprise!

Pin-up girl in red and white polka dot dress and black mary jane shoes shimmies to music

Shake it!

Pin-up girl blows you a kiss

Tiffany sends us off with kisses.

 

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2020 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Makeup tutorial tonight!

Makeup tutorial tonight!

Join me for a Facebook Live makeup video tonight at 6 p.m. EST. I’ll be doing my own makeup and talking you through the process along with issues that you all have brought up and that I’ve seen in the studio. In particular, I’ll be covering skin care, makeup 101, contouring, and eye makeup. I’ll be focusing on a look that’s more on the natural side. (For dramatic looks, I have several archived facebook makeup tutorials that focus on intense smokey eyes, dramatic lips, etc.)

You can join in at my personal facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1

Update: You can view tonight’s makeup video at https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/10158079682177360/

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2020 in Makeovers

 

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Here Comes the Bride!

Here Comes the Bride!

Marie pampered herself with a bridal day with two of her friends acting as bridesmaids.

Bride’s makeup and photos by Elizabeth Anne Taylor
Wedding wardrobing by Marie, Erica, and Cynthia

Interested in a wedding day fantasy experience at my Takoma Park studio? I have bridal gowns from size 10 to size 3X, petticoats, veils, bouquets, and more. Email me at elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com to plan your fantasy.

Bridal portrait of Marie

Marie loves wearing her wedding gown.

Bride in white stands next to two bridesmaids

Marie is attended by her bridesmaids, Erica and Cynthia, at her wedding-themed photoshoot.

Bouquet toss

Time for the bouquet toss! Who’s the lucky girl?

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2020 in Images, Makeovers

 

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tgirlnation party is this Saturday, Jan. 11!

Monica is hosting another tgirlnation this Saturday, Jan. 11 from 9 p.m. to midnights at Bistro 1521 in at 900 N. Glebe Rd. #100 in Arlington, Virginia. Giselle and I plan to attend! Tgirlnation is a great bar event for flirting, socializing, and showing off your sexy outfits.

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Giselle and I plan to attend tgirlnation this Saturday!
Photo by Alexandra Kitaen

If you want help getting ready, I have one makeup makeover appointment available at 7 p.m. at my home studio in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Here’s Monica’s invitation:

Just a bunch of girls and friends sipping on cocktails in a bar. A bar scene like other bar scenes, but the girls are a little taller.

I remind you that tgirlnation is a cocktail party for tgirls, friends, neighbors, co-workers, admirers, exes, crushes, and anyone who can put up with us. The parties are very much public and open to all who wish to partake, and are publicly promoted. It is for those who are comfortable going anywhere, but like the idea of being in a space in which we are not only tolerated, but celebrated.

Bistro 1521 is in the Ballston area of Arlington. Right off the ramp from I-66. Three blocks from the Ballston Metro.

Feel free to RSVP, but not necessary. Public event.

Plenty of street parking nearby. Lots of hotels within a few blocks.

Also, as always, no cover charge, no membership required. Just be nice.

See you there,

Monica

For more info go to http://tgirlnation.com or https://www.meetup.com/DC-TransLadies-Community/events/267099339/

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2020 in Images

 
 
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