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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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Let Me Transform You!

Let Me Transform You!

Hi, I’m Elizabeth Taylor, and I love my job! I am a makeup artist and photographer who works full-time with transgender women across the gender spectrum at my studio in LGBT-friendly Takoma Park, MD, minutes from Washington, DC. I offer full male-to-female transformation dressing, makeup, and photography services along with feminine coaching. My website contains lots of resources including my portfolio and latest work, upcoming events, and other trans-friendly service providers.

The Makeover Experience

I want to share with you how I treat makeovers, photography, and your experience with me. When you arrive, I greet you and get you settled in with your drink of choice, and we talk about what you’re looking for in your makeover and photo-shoot. I listen to what you have to say and make suggestions on how we can achieve the overall image you’d like to project. And then we’ll have a look at clothing, wigs, and whatever else you brought.

I love getting to know my clients personally and sharing our experiences with each other. Making new friends is one the best parts of my job. And I love helping my clients make new friends with other crossdressers, trans-women, and allies both at outings I schedule and other trans-friendly events. That being said, I want my closeted clients to leave closeted so I’m just as thorough with protecting your privacy. I want you to look and feel beautiful, confident and pampered. To being fabulous, ladies!

Is this your first makeover?

Lots of girls come to me with little to no experience with dressing. Some have lots of clothes while others have none. I have everything you need to transform from a male to female presentation: wigs, shoes, bras, breastforms, clothings, shapewear, jewelry, accessories, makeup, etc. I have clothes from size 6 to size 4X and shoes form size 8 to size 15. I just ask that you bring nylons/stockings/garter belts if you’d like to wear legwear other than opaque tights and bring your shaving kit so you can get a fresh beard shave.

1. For your first package, I recommend the 3-hour or 4-hour Total Makeover so you can see how you look in femme mode. Then you’ll have time to enjoy the experience with either a 45-minute or 105-min photo shoot or, if you prefer, girl chat or feminine deportment training. This will help you build your confidence and learn more about how you like to express your femininity.

2. For your next package, I recommend a 5-hour or 6-hour Total Makeover and Outing so you can try another look, pose for more photos, and experience interacting with others in a public setting. Now that you know you can happily conquer the outside world, you’ll want to be able to have the skills to do this on your own…

3. So you’ll want to book a 2- to 3- hour makeup lesson. At the makeup lesson, you can learn anything from a simple daytime-to-evening makeup look to a more complex, evening/club eye looks and more advanced contouring if you like. I do the makeup on half your face and you apply it on the other for kinesthetic/hands-on and audio learners. I include written, step-by-step makeup notes that I created for those who love procedure and order. I also have a face map where we can draw your look in your colors if you are more visually/spatially oriented. I have makeup and skin care available for purchase including kits.

Optional: At any point, feel free to add on feminine deportment training where we focus on your feminine movements for an entire hour. Otherwise, I can integrate tips into our other sessions.

4. After your first outing, you’ll likely want to build your feminine wardrobe so you can go out on your own. Shopping is always more fun with a friend so take me along for a good time and to help you find the sizes, styles and looks that fit your personality and body type. Book a 5-hour or 6-hour Total Makeover and Outing and I’ll do your makeup first and you can use my studio wardrobe for our shopping adventure. Or book my 3-hour Shopping Companion Package and arrive in femme or in boy mode ready to shop. If you choose to shop in boy mode, I’ll pack girl items like breast forms, bra, shape wear, heels, and a wig to discreetly bring with us to try on in a dressing room. I’ll help you select items that you like and work with the sales associates on your behalf. If you’re wig shopping, I definitely suggest going with your makeup done. It’s so much easier to tell whether a wig is flattering when you have your face feminized with makeup.

Feel free to come back for more Total Makeovers and Photoshoots to show off your wardrobe, play with the studio wardrobe, and try out new makeup looks. Get a Makeup Makeover before a night out or before a shopping trip with a friend. I’m here to support you and help you connect with our community. 🙂

How to Book your Appointment

Schedule your appointment online today. Select a base package and any add-ons and then you can view my availability in real time. Book your appointment with a 50% deposit (67% deposit for fantasy sessions) using PayPal.

Makeover Menu

Book Online: http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com

PayPal is the default method for making your deposit when you book online. If you’re not comfortable with making a deposit by PayPal on my booking website, you can book with a money order via postal mail. To book with a money order, please confirm appointment availability online & with me and then send the USPS money order with tracking info to

Elizabeth Taylor

7304 Carroll Ave #158

Takoma Park, MD 20912

Send me the tracking info. After I confirm the tracking info, I’ll book the appointment for you at my end. You’ll receive a confirmation email with my exact address and further details. Be sure to include your female name and the date and time of your appointment.

More Questions?

My website contains lots of resources including my portfolio and latest work, upcoming events, and links to other trans-friendly service providers. Also be sure to check out my makeover menu at http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com to see my detailed list of offerings and pricing. If you’ve still got questions, drop me an email at elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com or call me at 202-803-3231. Talk soon!
 
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Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Makeovers

 

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I love working and seeing my clients again!

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to touch base and let you know that I am absolutely loving being back at work in my studio! It’s been seven weeks now, and I’m optimistic that I will be able to stay open long-term based on the Maryland and Montgomery County guidelines.

You all have been booking appointments and getting pampered with makeovers, photoshoots, makeup lessons, and outings. And we have had so much fun! We’ve gone wig shopping at Joi Wigs. We’ve walked through downtown Takoma Park and chatted over coffee and dinner  at Busboys and Poets in the afternoon sun. We’ve enjoyed dinner at Republic Restaurant in their spacious booths.

And more good news! Freddie’s Beach Bar is now open seven days a week from 4 p.m. til 2 a.m.! They had been closed on Mondays and Tuesdays until last week. This means more options for outings!

For those of you who had booked a session this spring that we had to cancel due to COVID restrictions, please reach out to me by email at elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com to rebook whenever you are ready. You can check out my current safety guidelines here.

I look forward to seeing you all again!

Beth Taylor

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2020 in 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.

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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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