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New On-Trend Look: Enchanted Forest

Dawn, before her makeover

Dawn, before her makeover from Mary Kay’s limited edition Fairytales and Fantasy line

Dawn glows after her Enchanted Forest makeover by Elizabeth Taylor

Dawn glows after her Enchanted Forest makeover by Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor plans Dawn's Enchanted Forest look with her.

Elizabeth Taylor plans Dawn’s Enchanted Forest look with her.

Elizabeth Taylor applies foundation to Dawn's face to create a neutral canvas to build her color look

Elizabeth Taylor applies foundation to Dawn’s face to create a neutral canvas to build her color look

Elizabeth Taylor focuses on getting every detail of Dawn's look just right

Elizabeth Taylor focuses on getting every detail of Dawn’s look just right

Elizabeth uses the new Smoke and Shimmer wand in Enchanted Mauve on Dawn's eyelids, the new Kohl Eyeliner in Mulberry Forest, a touch of black eyeliner, crystalline eye shadow, lash primer, and Lash Love Lengthening Mascara.

Elizabeth uses the new Smoke and Shimmer wand in Enchanted Mauve on Dawn’s eyelids, the new Kohl Eyeliner in Mulberry Forest, a touch of black eyeliner, crystalline eye shadow, lash primer, and Lash Love Lengthening Mascara.

Dawn's makeup is finished with contouring, translucent powder, and the Enchanted Mauve lip gloss stain.

Dawn’s makeup is finished with contouring, finishing spray, and the new Enchanted Mauve lip gloss stain.

 
 

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Grand Opening Celebration of Elizabeth Taylor’s Makeover Studio

Elizabeth Taylor's Makeover Studio features beautiful shoes from size 8 to size 15, designer purses, and 8 wigs

Elizabeth Taylor’s Makeover Studio features beautiful shoes from size 8 to size 15, designer purses, and 8 wigs

Join me in celebrating the Grand Opening of my Makeover Studio on Friday, August 16, in Alexandria, VA, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.!

Socialize with friends while enjoying food, drinks, giveaways, and discounts on all my Mary Kay skin care & makeup and Ardyss Corsets and Shapewear! Pamper yourself with complimentary corset fittings and makeup demo and play areas!

To make sure there’s plenty of food and drink for all, guests are requested to bring a food or alcoholic beverage item to share. 🙂 This event is LGBT-friendly including trans-friendly. 🙂

***Check out these Reshaping, Makeup, and Skin Care Pampering Stations!***

~~Corset and Shapewear Station: Get your perfect hourglass figure in 10 minutes with a professional corset and shapewear fitting! 30 minute appointment slots available starting at 6 p.m.

~~Fantasy & Fairytale Makeup Station: Check out the latest on-trend colors from Mary Kay’s “Fantasy and Fairytales” limited edition collection!

~~Mary Kay at Play Color Station: Create a fun new look with the brand new “Mary Kay at Play” color line, totally youthful, fun, and dramatic looks at just $10 per item!

~~Mini-Spa Station: Treat your hands and lips and make them super soft with Satin Hands and Lips!

**Save 10% on my entire makeup, skin care, and body reshaping product lines all weekend long in honor of my Grand Opening Party! Sale begins Thursday, 15 August through Sunday, 18 August! Free nationwide shipping on all orders over $50! Order via text, email, or facebook message**

Check out the designer purses and wigs!

Check out the designer purses and wigs!

***Here’s the Evening Lineup*** 
– 6 p.m. Complimentary corset and body shaper fittings beginning at 6 p.m. Reserve your 30-min time slot now! 🙂
-7 p.m. Party start time!
-8 p.m. First drawing for free prizes and extra discounts on makeovers and products
-9:30 p.m. Second drawing for free prizes and extra discounts on makeovers and products
-11 p.m. Afterparty!!! Freddie’s BeachBar? Ziegfeld’s/Secrets? Somewhere else? We’ll play it by ear!

Contact me at elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com to schedule your corset appointment, RSVP, or order products!

I hope to see you soon! To being absolutely fabulous!

 
 

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Create your Sexy Smoky Eye Look at my next Makeup Party, Aug. 10!

I model a smoky eye look using techniques I learned with Mary Kay products. Prior to trying this method, I had had little luck with creating a flattering smoky eye.

I model a smoky eye look using techniques I learned with Mary Kay products. Prior to trying this method, I had had little luck with creating a flattering smoky eye. I’ll share this technique with you at my August 10 makeup party!

Create a simple, sexy smoky eye look with techniques I'm teaching at my next makeup party!

Create a simple yet sexy smoky eye look with techniques I’m teaching at my next makeup party, August 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Alexandria, VA. Email me for details at  elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2013 in Images, Makeovers, Parties

 

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Makeup Lesson Party this Friday!

Hi ladies! My next makeup lesson party trans-women and allies is this Friday (7/12) in Alexandria, VA. For those who would love to attend but don’t have their own clothes, wigs, shoes, etc., you can borrow them from my collection for the party if you let me know in advance. Let me know if you’d like to attend at elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com!

Makeup Lesson Overview: We’ll go over how to prepare your face with skin care, create a neutral “canvas” including beard shadow and pore size reduction techniques, and build back in beautiful color and feminine dimension. In this post here, I’ll go over skin care, pore size reduction, beard shadow coverage, and creating a neutral canvas to get ready for the fun makeup color!

Skin Care: With skin care, we start with washing the face with a 3-n-1 cleanser–it cleanses, exfoliates, and tones. For those with large pores, we’ll use the microdermabrasion treatment to visibly reduce pore size. Then we apply a 35-SPF day solution to protect your skin followed by moisturizer. Then we dab on firming eye cream using our ring finger. I love this step because the eye cream changes how the light diffuses around my eyes, making me instantly look younger and more awake, plus of course the long-term benefits of minimizing wrinkle formation! Next up is foundation primer. Foundation primer fills in little pits and blemishes on your face, helping it feel super smooth and ready for the foundation to come.

Neutralize the Beard Shadow: Next we want to neutralize any beard shadow. We do this using the color wheel theory of using an opposite color to neutralize the beard shadow. Beard shadow is typically blue to green. I have two techniques that I teach at a makeup party since each person is a little different. I have yellow concealer and orange lipstick (Sunny Citrus) options. The yellow concealer is the more mild approach and works well for lighter color beard shadows and those with ivory or beige skin tones with pink or yellow undertones. I prefer to start with the yellow concealer since it’s designed to conceal and be applied directly to the face. The Sunny Citrus lipstick is the more aggressive approach and works well on those with a darker beard shadow and those who have more olive toned skin. With either method, the concealer or lipstick is dabbed on to the areas of beard shadow including the throat and spread with either one’s fingers or a foundation brush until the beard shadow is neutralized. 

Create a Neutral Canvas: Next, we apply translucent powder to set the beard shadow coverage. Then we use concealer that matches the skin tone in the beard shadow area and on other blemishes. This brings the color of the beard shadow area into balance with the rest of the skin. Then we apply a coat of translucent powder to set the layer. To finish creating a neutral look, we apply liquid foundation in our skin tone to the entire face and throat. The foundation gives the skin a soft, dewy look while smoothing it and creating a beautiful base for the makeup colors to adhere to.

In other posts, I cover various color and contouring techniques. 

To being fabulous, ladies!

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. Just tell me if you’d like skin care advice, a makeup lesson, a total makeover, or corset and body shaper fitting and whether you’d like a one-on-one consultation or a party with friends. I look forward to pampering you soon!” ~Elizabeth Taylor~

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2013 in Makeovers, Parties

 

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My Makeover and Transformation Collection is Growing!

I started a daunting task this weekend to tackle a serious yet delightful problem. I’m reorganizing my makeover studio so I can better access and display my girly clothes, wigs, jewelry, makeup, skincare, corsets, body shapers, bras and panties, and shoes! Wow! So much girly stuff to fit into one transformation studio!

Wigs: I’m up to eight wigs now including seven designer wigs including from Rene de Paris and Revlon along with one costume wig! They are now on wig stands though I need more surfaces to display their beauty.

Shoes: I have gorgeous shoes from size 8 to size 15 from brands including Steve Madden, Nine West, Pleaser, Rockport, Enzo Agiolini, Chinese Laundry, and more! I want to show them off so all the girls can admire them when they walk in!

Jewelry: I have added a beautiful, antique, Chinese-influenced jewelry box that I purchased from San Francisco. Now girls can have the fun of searching through drawers for jewelry just like genetic girls do. 🙂 I’ve added more clip-on earrings and gold bangle bracelets to my gorgeous collection featuring many one-of-a-kind pieces from arts and craft shows along with more accessible pieces.

Clothes: I have clothing from size 6 to size 1X and not enough closet space to display it all! I’m looking to add a chest of drawers to organize some of the items and free up valuable closet space. I have the little black dress, mini skirts, pencil skirts, jeans, camisoles, a cardigan, school girl skirt, an evening gown, a black dress with white polka dots and a pink sash, and more. The wardrobe also features a variety of wraps and scarves–perfect for creating that flirty look!

Bras and Panties: I have colorful, girly bras with band sizes from 34 to 44 and a variety of cup sizes. For that rare girl that doesn’t have her own panties, I have sizes 7 through 12. I added a 3-drawer end-table under the jewelry box that will hold the lingerie and make it easier to find your size!

Corsets and Body Shapers: I have demo corsets that fit chest sizes from size 32 to 44 and panty reshapers in every size along with new inventory available for purchase. I’m still brainstorming the best way to organize and display these hourglass-enhancing body shapers.

Makeup and Skin Care: I have a full line-up of Mary Kay skincare and makeup to use for our makeover sessions with all items available for purchase. These products are already well-organized. 🙂

I’m sure I have more than this in my girly fantasyland to organize but these seems like quite enough for now! Email me if you’d like to schedule a total transformation or a makeup lesson!

Here’s to being fabulous and enjoying the girly paradise of my makeover studio!!!

~Elizabeth Taylor~
elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com

 

 
 

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Shopping and Cocktails with the Girls!

What a perfect day yesterday! I shopped for clothes to add to my crossdresser wardrobe and had some great finds including dresses, skirts, camisoles, blouses, and a cardigan. Great prices too! 🙂 In the evening, I met up with a group of tgirls and admirers at a lounge in DC, where we sipped on custom girly cocktails and chatted for hours!

Several of the girls asked me questions about the corsets and other body shapers that I feature. Brandy asked if I had a “corset bar” in my studio. I told her that I have four styles of corsets for a wide range of sizes as well as panty reshapers to lift and round the butt. Leigh mentioned how much she loves corsets. Since I was wearing my Body Magic shaper, I showed the girls the quality of the garment, which they admired.

Christine complimented my makeup as she left. I had applied a neutral, bright, fun look used the creme eye shadows of apricot twist, iced cocoa, and pale pink; black eyeliner; Lash Love Lengthening mascara–love it!; and neutral lips. I absolutely LOVE owning all the Mary Kay eyeshadows so I can play and create new looks!

Throughout the evening, we talked about lots of other girly things too, but my lips are sealed! 🙂 To get involved with the tgirls in DC, check out tgirlnation.com and http://www.meetup.com/DC-TransLadies-Community/

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2013 in Corsets, Makeovers, Parties

 

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Makeup, Corsets, and Dresses, Oh My!

Makeup, Corsets, and Dresses, Oh My!
Barbie adores herself in the mirror as she prepares to don her red dress over her Slim Shaper corset.

Barbie adores herself in the mirror as she prepares to don her red dress over her Slim Shaper corset.

Sleeping Beauty is gorgeous with her Mary Kay makeover!

Sleeping Beauty is gorgeous with her Mary Kay makeover!

My Barbie client came back for another makeover session last night with her genetic girl (GG) friend, “Sleeping Beauty.” I give the GG the nickname Sleeping Beauty, because she is absolutely gorgeous but usually doesn’t wear makeup, clips her hair back in a tomboy style, and rarely wears dresses. Barbie and her genetic girl (GG) friend, “Sleeping Beauty” got dolled up in “blown-out,” over-the-top style per Barbie’s insistence. Then we had girl time with a couple other girls in my living room.

Barbie selected this look from Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible" video to inspire Sleeping Beauty's look.

Barbie selected this look from Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible” video to inspire Sleeping Beauty’s look.

This time Barbie started off in a sexy secretary look before changing into her ultra form fitting red dress. Barbie has asked me about a waist cincher and this time she agreed to try on a “Slim Shaper” corset, which reduced her waist by 2 to 3 sizes immediately. With her waist

pulled in and red dress donned, she couldn’t stop looking in the mirror at her hourglass figure. “Now I understand the appeal of a corset party!” she said. Barbie sent me an edited photo for me to post (left).

Sleeping Beauty is stunning!

Barbie requested that Sleeping Beauty be given a Robert Palmer “Simply Irresistible” inspired-look and finish off the look with messy hair. Sleeping Beauty agreed to Barbie’s request and the results were simply stunning! Check out Sleeping Beauty’s photo, and let me know what you think!

If you’re interested in getting fitted for a corset or body shaper, check out The Corset, Cocktails and Conversation party I’m hosting on Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m. in Northern Virginia. If you’re interested in creating your own custom look or Sleeping Beauty’s look, let me know and we can make it happen! E-mail me for details at elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com.

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2013 in Corsets, Makeovers

 

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