First makeover? Read this.
Question: I’m totally new to dressing in front of anyone else and don’t know if I’ll look good as a woman. What kind of makeover package should I get first? I want a series of makeovers with the goal of being able to go out in public on my own looking good. What do you suggest for a progression, Beth? (adapted from a recent question via email)
Answer: Hi Newbie, No worries. 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 just ask that you bring nylons/stockings/garter belt if you’d like to wear legwear other than 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. 🙂
I hope this helps, Newbie! See you soon!
To being fabulous!
Serving the Washington, DC Metro Area
March 25, 2023 at 11:31 am
i am 80 years old and been dressing on and off for many years. i never been able to do makeup good enough to go out in public. and my beard grows very fast.
i been thinking about something like you offer for many years and now i think i would like to give it a try before i get any older
April 3, 2023 at 11:25 am
Hi Robert, I’d love to see you at my Takoma Park, Maryland studio for a total makeover and photoshoot! If you feel comfortable with an accompanied outing, we could do that too. My clients range in age from 18 to 80s, and you would be most welcome. You can check out my makeover menu and book online at https://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com/ ~Beth
November 9, 2018 at 2:47 pm
Hi, I noticed that all of your appointments during the week are later in the afternoon. Do you have any that are earlier? Maybe at 1 PM?
November 21, 2018 at 12:13 pm
Hi Laura, I have earlier appointments on some days by special request for an additional fee. Right now, Wednesdays have the most flexibility for me. You can check rates and details at https://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com
I hope to see you soon!