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Partial Reopening for Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor on June 19!

It’s finally time to reopen Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor! I am pleased to announce that I am reopening for limited in-person services starting this Friday, June 19. All of my virtual services are still available along with a modified makeover menu for in-person visits. I am really excited to reconnect with you all and help you express and embrace your femininity.

Here’s the biggest change. I can’t offer makeup artistry yet based on the MoCo rules. Yikes! That’s going to make nearly everything I do more challenging. And that means that if you want makeup done, you’ll need to do your own makeup with your own products. We will also both need to wear face masks when we are within six feet of each other. 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. Makeup artistry: The makeup artist aspect of my business does not fall into the Phase 2 reopening criteria of the draft 19 June 2020 executive order by County Executive Marc Elrich. “Esthetic services” are specifically prohibited. That means that my core offering of “Total Makeovers” will need to be altered as I cannot do your makeup for you.

You are welcome to do your own makeup and arrive with it on. Or you can do your makeup here with your own makeup kit. If you would like feedback as you do your makeup, I can offer feedback from a distance. I cannot physically help you with touchups or provide makeup or makeup brushes for you to use.

2. Photography, Consultations, & Hangout Time: Based on the new rules, I will now be offering photography, wardrobe/makeup consultations (but no makeup touchups), feminine deportment, and hangout time in-person! And this can be indoors or outdoors, weather dependent.

Montgomery County, Maryland (MoCo) is opening for retail business indoors, such as photography, with capacity limits. As usual, I only see one client at a time and by appointment only. I have no waiting area and zero overlap time between clients. Based on this guidance, I can offer indoor services at this time including studio photography, hangout time, girl chat, feminine deportment, makeup and wardrobe feedback (but no makeup touchups). I can also offer outdoor services for those who prefer that such as photography in my yard or girl chat on my back deck or front yard. I don’t have a covered porch, so we couldn’t meet outside in the rain.

3. Dressing services: I will be offering dressing services even though I can’t offer makeup artistry. 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. You will need to provide your own mask.

4. Outings and Fantasy Services: Please contact me if you have a specific idea for an outing or fantasy service. Since I can’t do your makeup or provide you with makeup supplies, it could be challenging to do an outing en femme unless you are skilled at doing your makeup or you wear a mask for the whole outing like to a nail salon. If we go to Freddie’s Beach Bar or similar for outdoor dining, wearing a mask could present a challenge with eating and drinking. Limited stores are open and some are not allowing clothing to be tried on in the store. Makeup testers at MAC, Sephora, and other makeup stores/counters are not available to help with color matching. Clubs and bars are closed throughout the DC, MD, and VA metro area. Museums are closed.

I will only be offering fantasy services that can be done while we are six feet apart (except during the dressing stage). Any additional props for your fantasy experience will need to be your own. As always, you are required to contact me before booking a fantasy appointment to discuss your ideas.

4. 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.

5. Masks are Mandatory: If we are within six feet of each, we both are required to wear masks. At greater than six feet such as for photography or socially distanced hang out time/feminine deportment, you may remove your mask.

6. 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 June 16, 2020 to reflect my current offerings. And I will continue to post updates on my website as MoCo and Maryland release more guidance. Like you, I look forward to reopening and being able to connect with you all again.


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MoCo Enters Phase 1 on June 1; Virtual Appointments Continue

I have been enjoying seeing you all via virtual appointments (text, voice, and video) since I closed for in-person appointments in March due to COVID-19. I hope to see many more of you for virtual appointments for makeup lessons, consultations, girl talk, fantasy sessions, wardrobe assistance, online shopping, and more. Check out the options on my makeup menu. If you have something else that you’re interested in, just let me know and we can create a virtual option that works for you.

You may have seen that Montgomery County in Maryland will be entering Phase 1 of reopening this Monday, June 1 at 6 a.m. However, my business will not be reopening to in-person clients this Monday based on the published guidelines.

Here’s why:

1. Makeup artistry: The makeup artist aspect of my business does not fall into the Phase 1 reopening criteria of the 13 May 2020 executive order by Governor Hogan.

2. Local jurisdiction: Montgomery County, Maryland (MoCo) is opened for limited business in its version of Phase 1. For example, retail businesses can only offer curb-side pickup not indoor shopping experiences. Hair salons can only provide hair services not other cosmetology services. Nail salons are not allowed to reopen. Based on this guidance, I cannot offer any indoor services at this time including studio photography or consultations.

3. Outdoor services: I have considered offering outdoor, socially-distanced services such as hangout time, girl chat, feminine deportment, makeup and wardrobe feedback (from a distance), outdoor photography, etc. on my front porch or back deck at a six foot or greater distance. This would require clients to arrived dressed in their preferred mode. However, MoCo is not allowing outdoor fitness classes to resume at this time even though the state of Maryland has as part of its Phase 1, part 2 roll-out. Additionally, curbside-pickup does not seem to mean sidewalk and outdoor shopping. Thus, I can’t justify offering outdoor services yet. The limited outdoor services I listed in this section will likely be the first ones I can offer as MoCo continues to reopen.

I will continue to post updates on my website as MoCo and Maryland release more guidance. Like you, I look forward to reopening and being able to connect with you all.


Posted by on May 29, 2020 in Makeover Studio, Makeovers


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Allison Relaxes at Takoma Park Studio

Allison Relaxes at Takoma Park Studio

Allison loves relaxing with a total makeover and an all-day photography session. She visited my new Takoma Park studio this summer, and we had a blast shooting in the yard, on the deck, and in the “girl cave.”

As a Navy veteran, Allison wanted some photos in tribute to her service as shown by her service dress blue jumper. After her patriotic photos, we went for a casual purple and blue dress that hit at the mid-thigh topped with a blue sweater. Then we did a few ballerina photos on the back deck followed by a glamorous look in a blue velvet dress on the deck and in our “girl cave.”

Makeup and photography by Elizabeth Anne Taylor
View my makeover menu and book your makeover experience online

Navy Veteran

Allison in the Front Garden


Ballerina Dreaming

Glamour in the Girl Cave


Posted by on November 7, 2019 in Images


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Allison Relaxes with Outdoor Photography

Allison Relaxes with Outdoor Photography

Allison loves outdoor photography. For her eye makeup, we used MAC‘s on-trend palette called “Art Library: Flame-Boyant” and the lipstick color “Brick-o-La.” For photography, I used photo strobes and colored gels to create the purple backdrop of bamboo and the richly-hued blue sky.

Makeup artistry and photography by Elizabeth Anne Taylor.  Book your makeover, photoshoot, and outing adventure at

I’m located in Takoma Park, Maryland inside the I-495 beltway adjacent to Washington, DC. Takoma Park prides itself on being LGBT-friendly and inclusive.

Allison leans against a tree

Allison leans against a tree in my backyard.

Portrait of Allison

Allison shows off her beautiful smile.

Photo of Allison sitting on the grass

Allison has matched the reds and oranges of her outfit to her eyeshadow and lipstick.

Image of Allison in front of purple bamboo on bench

Allison relaxes on a bench in front of the purple bamboo.

Allison on bench in front of purple bamboo

Allison savors the relaxation of outdoor photography.

Portrait of Allison

Check out the gleam in Allison’s eyes!

Portrait of Allison

Allison is a happy girl!

Portrait of peaceful Allison

Allison looks peaceful and relaxed. A few minutes later, we ran inside to escape the Maryland thunderstorms and then went shopping at the MAC store at Tyson’s Corner Center mall.


Posted by on July 8, 2019 in Images, Makeovers


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Early afternoon hours now available on weekdays!

Hi everyone!

By popular request, I have updated my schedule so that I can see you all starting at 1 p.m. on most weekdays and at 10 a.m. on Saturdays! Just in case you didn’t see the big news, I’m now located in LGBT-friendly Takoma Park, MD. #takomapride

Book your Elizabeth Taylor experience today at

See you soon!

Elizabeth Taylor (Beth)


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Posted by on July 1, 2019 in Makeover Studio


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Luna’s Boudoir

Luna’s Boudoir

Luna plays up her sensual side in these black and white boudoir images.

Model & MUA: Luna
Photographer: Elizabeth Anne Taylor


Posted by on January 15, 2019 in Images


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Backyard BBQ & Band Birthday Bash with Beth & Giselle!

Summer celebration! Beth’s business turns 5… and Giselle’s turning 65! We’re hosting a Backyard BBQ & Band Birthday Bash at our home and studio the evening of Saturday, June 30.

  • Live Music by Delta 88 now featuring Giselle Donnelly as lead singer and guitarist on a cool stage. Denis will be on bass with Eric on drums.
  • Catering by The Smoking Swine of Baltimore with their food truck. Menu includes pulled pork, brisket, ribs, mac & cheese, cucumber salad, coleslaw, and baked beans!
  • Tent to provide shade and protection from rain
  • Beverages by Elizabeth Taylor of Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor

Who: Friends, neighbors, clients, and coworkers of Beth and Giselle

When: Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 5 – 10 pm

Where: Beth’s makeover studio and home in Cabin John, MD. Address provided to those who RSVP. Park on the street. Parking is free and unlimited though streets are narrow. Please do not block driveways or fire hydrants.

RSVP: Please RSVP on Meetup or to me directly at if you’re not on Meetup. This is a catered event so we need a headcount to ensure plenty of food and drink for all. 🙂

What to bring: Bring your picnic blanket and beach chair, and prepare for a relaxing summer evening with friends. Event will be held rain or shine. We will have a tent available as a rain and shade shelter.

What to wear: Picnic clothes! Jean shorts, tank top, and sandals would fit right in. I advise against spiky heels as the ground is soft. We are inviting the neighbors, family, and Giselle’s coworkers so no fetish attire, please.

To being fabulous!

Elizabeth Taylor

Phone: 202-803-3231



Elizabeth (Beth) Taylor specializes in total makeovers, makeup artistry, photography, and coaching for transgender women.

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Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Parties


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A Trans Love Story—Sneak Preview of “The Makeover”

A Trans Love Story—Sneak Preview of “The Makeover”
Beth and Giselle kiss

Beth and Giselle kiss at the Graffiti Warehouse in Baltimore.

Giselle and I would LOVE for you to join us for a cocktail party, film screening, discussion, and fundraiser for our filmmakers and dear friends, Jane Pittman and Sarah Park. Over the past three years, Jane and Sarah have documented how Giselle and I have evolved — “been transformed,” so to speak — and grown together. The result, entitled “The Makeover,” is all but complete and ready for the upcoming film festival circuit. After the screening, Jane, Sarah, Giselle, and I will talk about the making of the film. Of course, we will provide plenty of delicious wine and some finger foods since this is a cocktail party after all. 🙂

We’re very proud of the film, not just because it captures our experience but because we think our love may resonate with many across our community, including our families and friends. We look forward to sharing our story with you, and hope you’ll help Jane and Sarah put the finishing touches on a wonderful documentary.

Event link on Meetup

Event link on Facebook:

When & Where: Saturday, January 27 from 6-11 p.m. at my studio in Cabin John, MD inside the I-495 beltway near Washington, DC

RSVP at either event link or by email at


• Film Synopsis

Beth and Tom head to dinner gala

Beth and Tom head to a dinner gala.

“The Makeover” is a distinctly traditional love story set in a decidedly non-traditional milieu of BDSM and shifting gender. Tom is an aging conservative policy wonk, in private known as Giselle. He meets Elizabeth Taylor, once a nuclear power instructor with the US Navy but now a photographer and make-up artist who sees hundreds of trans clients per year. Together this unlikely couple transform one another into what they most want to be.

• Donation Options

Jane and Sarah will be accepting cash donations, checks (perfect if you’d like a tax-deductible gift to charity), and GoFundMe for credit cards. They will use the funds to complete the film music scoring, final editing, and film marketing and distribution. Donate Anytime at GoFundMe

We love our lives! To being fabulous, everyone!

Elizabeth Taylor & Giselle Frances Donnelly

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Posted by on January 16, 2018 in Advocacy, Parties


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Updated Bio

Updated Bio

Makeup artist and photographer Elizabeth Taylor works full-time with transgender women across the gender spectrum at her studio in bucolic Cabin John, MD, minutes from downtown Washington, DC. She puts clients at ease and helps them feel beautiful and confident. She earned her A.A.S. degree in Photography and Media from Northern Virginia Community College following her eleven years as a US Naval Officer. Her other degrees include a M.S in Human Systems Integration from Naval Postgraduate School and a B.S in Chemistry and Mathematics from Gordon College. In 2017, Beth married Giselle Frances Donnelly of Washington, DC.

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Posted by on January 5, 2018 in Makeover Studio


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Kate Tours Cabin John Studio after Makeup Lesson

Kate Tours Cabin John Studio after Makeup Lesson

Kate learned new makeup techniques at today’s advanced makeup lesson at my new studio spaces in Cabin John. We followed her makeup lesson with a quick photoshoot where she checked out my new digs.

Cabin John is located in southern Montgomery County between the Potomac River and Bethesda near historic Glen Echo.

Makeup by Kate during her makeup lesson

Photography by Elizabeth Taylor


Posted by on October 8, 2017 in Images, Makeover Studio


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