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Having a Blast with Barbie!

Every crossdresser wants something a little different from a makeover: more passable, glamour, natural look, and Barbie. Yes, Barbie! One of my current clients loves looking “a little trashy” and wanted to go for a Barbie look. I scoured the images on Google of Barbie dolls and Barbie makeup styles and decided on a Barbie makeup look: smoky eyes with light pink on the eyelid.

The Makeup Look: I used Pale Pink cream eye shadow on the lid, Beach Blonde cream eye shadow on the highlight, and Black Pearl mineral eye shadow of the crease. I used the smudger brush with the Black Pearl to create a smoky eye look. We finished off Barbie’s eyes with black eyeliner, Lash Primer, and Ultimate Mascara. For lips, we went for a touch dramatic, outlining her lips with Spiced Tea lip liner to make them a touch larger, and filling in with lip liner. Then we added the bright pink Hibiscus Lip Stick and Pink Sateen Lip Gloss. We used the Translucent loose powder to set her makeup.

The Hair: We used a long blonde wig with a touch of black streaks from my collection. The hair is a touch wavy and looks great on Barbie with it over one shoulder. This is definitely not the wig to wear if the goal is to be passable!

The Clothes: Barbie already owned a bright pink and back miniskirt and a lacy black top with 3/4 length sleeves. We added a black, stretchy belt, and a one-of-a-kind teal necklace. She donned black tights with a small pattern on them and black pumps. Super sexy!

The Barbie Attitude: As the makeover progressed, Barbie’s mood and presentation began to change to match her outward image. She became more flirty and into girl talk. She sauntered down the hall with confidence, one foot in front of the other, hips swaying. She flipped her hair over one shoulder and looked back at me, perfectly posed for the camera. She leaned against the door frame, embodying her flirty personality.

Barbie tried on a couple of other wigs and outfits, which she promptly declared “Soccer Mom” because of the comparatively conservative and flattering bob cut. And just as quickly as the wig change, she changed to present more as her version of Soccer Mom, looking cute and sexy but much more subdued than Barbie. I was thrilled when Soccer Mom changed back into Barbie for girl talk and wine downstairs with another genetic girl (GG) and me. I loved the Barbie girl time and was a touch bored by Soccer Mom in comparison. I can’t wait to visit with Barbie again and find out what other type of look she wants!

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2013 in Makeovers

 

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Next Party: Corsets, Cocktails, and Conversation!

I will be hosting a “Corsets, Cocktails, and Conversation” party on Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at my place in Northern Virginia. We will have fun hanging out and socializing in a casual in-home setting while we get fitted for Ardyss corsets, nosh on snacks, enjoy drinks, and show off our hourglass figures.

Eleasa from Tight Body Makeovers and I will be fitting ladies with corsets and panty shapers that will create a beautiful hourglass figure and rounded derriere. The Ardyss shaper line can be viewed at https://www.ardysslife.com/elizabeth.taylor . The party will start at 7 p.m., and we will be taking 30-min fitting appointments starting at 6 p.m.

Guests are requested to bring a food item or beverage to share. Let me know if you’d like to attend at elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com!

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2013 in Corsets, Makeovers

 

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Makeup and Corset Party plus After-Party!

Last week I held a makeup and corset party for trans-ladies and allies. My standard makeover party has focused on skin care and makeup using Mary Kay products and teaching girls how to apply their makeup. This party had another core theme: body shapers.

Girls began arriving an hour early to get fitted for corsets and panty shapers to give them a beautiful hourglass look and rounded derriere. The Ardyss shapers gave immediate results, flattening tummies, pulling in waists by 2-3 sizes, rounding the buttocks, and creating a beautiful, feminine figure. The girls wore the shapers throughout the entire makeup party and were definitely disappointed to take them off at the end of the night.

After we had all put on our makeup and enjoyed apple pie, hummus and pita, all six of us decided to go to Freddie’s Beach Bar (http://freddiesbeachbar.com/) in Crystal City including the girl who had never been out of her house dressed before! We strolled into Freddie’s with confidence and sat at a large hightop table near the bar. Another couple of friends joined us and we totally had fun chilling with our group of the evening until the lights came on and we returned to our homes.

This particular group of girls totally clicked with each other. The girls were super affirming, supporting, and accepting of each other. I loved that they helped build each other’s confidence to go out in public to Freddie’s.

To another fabulous evening!

Elizabeth Taylor
“I love giving all women (cis- and trans*) the skills, tools, and confidence to express their natural and inner beauty. I seek to provide you with excellent customer service while making you feel pampered and relaxed in a warm and authentic environment. Let me know if you are interested in a makeover, makeup lessons, or body shapers. I look forward to pampering you soon!” ~Elizabeth Taylor~
 
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Posted by on June 4, 2013 in Makeovers

 

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Makeup Parties for Trans-Ladies

I love my girls and helping them look and feel beautiful. I’ve hosted several makeup parties with four to six guests. Two have been specifically for trans-women and allies. We learned about and applied anti-aging skin care, matched foundation shades, covered various hues and intensities of beard shadows, and created a basic makeup look. For cis-girls, many beauty consultants use a “face race” to see who can apply their color the fastest and reward speed.

Speed doesn’t work in my trans-world–in fact, this makeup application process is where I get to do the most teaching. At a recent party, the girls selected one of four different looks, each of which had directions for how to apply the color. I helped the girls choose their looks and get started. One girl had very deep-set eyes and so I recommended skipping the darkest eyeshadow color or just using it on the outermost part of the eyelid. Another girl was super cute and bubbly. She was already wearing a bright pink lipstick that suited her outfit and attitude perfectly, so I encouraged her to keep that as part of her 80s look. She applied the rest of her makeup with relative ease. The third girl is working on a natural look since she is planning to go full-time. She applies her eyeliner impeccably and proudly tells me that she’s been practicing with the help of her sisters. The fourth was totally thrilled that she successfully covered her beard shadow and set to work on a dramatic eye look.

After we all finish, we take fun, silly, and flirty photos in my hallway. I wish I could share them with you all but my girls’ privacy and safety is important. I have a client who recently walked in her neighborhood during the day alone and was quickly taunted with “go to hell” and worse from a passersby. She told me she won’t be walking alone in her neighborhood anytime soon. Less than a month earlier, she walked outside dressed and in makeup for the first time ever (I accompanied her and took photos for her). I felt so proud to be with her as she developed confidence in herself.

I hope I can help change our culture so more people accept and appreciate us for who we are regardless of our gender identity or gender presentation.

To being fabulous!

Elizabeth Taylor
elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com

“I love giving all women (cis- and trans*) skills, tools, and confidence to express their natural and inner beauty. I seek to provide you with excellent customer service while making you feel pampered and relaxed in a warm and authentic environment. Just tell me if you’d like a one-on-one consultation or a party with friends. I look forward to pampering you soon!”

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Makeovers

 

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