Diana made her first trip to The Keystone Conference last month in Harrisburg, PA. On Friday, she got a makeover from me. We used a range of browns and coppers to bring out the blue in her eyes. We used black gel eyeliner and fake eyelashes to add drama that would carry her from afternoon seminars into the evening. She selected Pink Cherié lipstick with a touch of icicle lipgloss for shine. For photos, we used natural light and a bounce flash with a white backdrop. Diana’s favorite photos from our shoot are below.
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Complete with a new spring makeup look, Dawn headed out to picnic with friends at the Washington, DC Cherry Blossom Festival! I combined pale blush and metallic taupe cream eye shadows and crystalline powder eye shadow for eyeshadow and lined her eye with smudged black pearl eye shadow. We finished her eye look with lash-lengthening mascara. We used a lightweight CC Cream with sunscreen instead of foundation to give her an ultra-lightweight outdoor feel topped with a touch of creamy pink blush. For her lips, I lined them with neutral lip liner, added Pink Cherié lipstick, and topped it off with Pink Parfait lip gloss. Dawn added a sundress and bonnet to finish off her picnic by the Tidal Basin look. Happy spring!
Rhiann decided on a dramatic drag-style makeover this time, requesting big eyes, a Goth look, and photos with black leather cuffs and metal chains. Unlike my typical genetic girl-inspired looks, I blocked Rhiann’s natural eyebrows and recreated them just about her upper brow lines. I used the reclaimed eye space to create drama with black, silver, and white eyeshadows. We added more drama with thick, black gel eyeliner, double thick fake eyelashes, and dark merlot lipstick. We skipped blush entirely and went just with bronzer and highlight powder for contouring to ensure she kept with her Goth motif. She added to the intensity of her look by donning black leather cuffs and silver chains. She couldn’t help but smile when she achieved her desired look. I had to remind her not to smile for every photo if she wanted to maintain the Goth-image. Though Rhiann loves to go out to lunch with friends, she politely informed me that she couldn’t go out during the day with this dramatic of look.
Travis and I met at an LGBT Thanskgiving Dinner in 2012, and we hit it off immediately as I perused his drag queen photos on his cell phone. Travis dresses as Abby Cadabra for performance art and to express himself in sometimes outlandish ways that his guy side just can’t justify. While Travis and Abby don’t fall under the transgender or crossdresser umbrellas, they are a part of my male-to-female transformation photo project and are allies of the transgender community. Abby and my trans-women friends hit it off at my Saint Patrick’s Day party, and Abby has extended an invitation to my friends to attend her Halloween blowout party.
In this photo series, Abby applies her own makeup, affixes her breast forms, styles her own hair, and selects her own clothes and accessories. She hams it up for the camera keeping true to her 1950s Stepford Wife persona and the drag queen role of performance art.
Chris created her new look at her January makeover with Elizabeth Taylor. Chris loves wine, food, cooking, and hospitality so much so that she cooked and presented Anglo-Indian food for my February Trans-Women and Allies party. As a sommelier and wine educator, I paired the wines to her flavor-packed dishes to rave reviews. Check out the DC Trans-Ladies Meetup Group to find out about and RSVP to my parties.
B’Ellana volunteered for my Male-to-Female Transformation photo project showing the transformation of Jack to B’Ellana. I applied makeup using a combination of Mary Kay and MAC skin care and cosmetics. B’Ellana styled her hair and chose her clothes and accessories. She identifies as dual gender and feels more complete as a person being able to express both her male and female sides. B’Ellana will be attending the Keystone Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Vanity Club, a sorority for trans-women.
Create your spring makeup look at my next makeup party! Make those eyes pop with spring colors, feminize your face with contouring, and create full, pouty lips. Arrive with your foundation already done and ready for color.
Who: Six trans-women and allies
What: Create your spring makeup look, feminize your face with contouring, and create pouty lips!
Where: Beth’s Makeover Studio, Alexandria, VA
When: Saturday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.
Why: To look and feel fabulous while meeting other girls and having fun!
How: Arrive with your foundation complete so you can start on your new color look right away! $10 donation requested to help cover expenses.
RSVP: Email me to reserve your space as guests are limited.
Having beautiful makeup on can make all of the difference! Come join us in developing your skills in applying color makeup and create your new look at my Makeup Makeover party at my trans-friendly studio in Alexandria! For this hands-on party, I’m only inviting six trans-women and allies so that we’ll have a safe and fun environment for learning about makeup.
There is a $10 donation at the door requested to help cover expenses for this makeup party, and everyone will get a makeup makeover! You’ll have the opportunity to purchase your favorite products to add to your beauty collection.
Come dressed as a woman or a man, passable or not passable. If you don’t have your own femme attire, you can borrow a wig, outfit, accessories, and shoes for the party with advance arrangement with me. You can also come early, starting at 7 p.m. and change here. Party will start at 7:30 p.m.
RSVP to me via email if you would like to attend, and I will send you the location details about two days before the event.
If you would like more information, send me an email at Elizabeth.Taylor.Makeover@gmail.com. Or you can schedule a one-on-one makeup lesson or total makeover consultation!
Here’s to being fabulous, ladies!!!
Elizabeth (Beth) Taylor specializes in total makeovers, feminization and transformations for MtF crossdressers, bigender women, transgender women, and transsexual women and has transformed over 250 girls. Beth loves working with first-timers and helping girls to embrace their femininity and beauty. She helps girls grow their confidence and get involved in the DC Metro Area trans-women online and in-person communities if and when they are ready.
As a birthday present to herself, Meagan treated herself to a Total Deluxe Makeover! In contrast to her whimsical sailor outfit, she models a cocktail party look including a little black dress (LBD) complete with soft pink accessories. She selects a dark purple smokey eye look and pink passion lips. Everything from Meagan’s LBD look except for her heart necklace is from Elizabeth Taylor’s studio wardrobe. At the end of her makeover and photo shoot, she changed into her blue jeans, black waist cincher, white blouse, gray scarf, and black boots for a birthday dinner at Freddie’s Beach Bar.