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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.

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

 

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Maryland Reopening Updates: 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, wardrobing 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 Maryland will be entering Phase 1 of reopening this Friday, May 15 at 5 p.m. However, my business will not be reopening to in-person clients this Friday.

Here’s why:

1. 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. Montgomery County, Maryland is still open for essential businesses only and will enter Phase 1 at a later date. When Montgomery County enters Phase 1, I will reassess if and how I can offer services that meet the Phase 1 criteria. For example, I may be able to offer photography and consultation services but not makeup artistry and total transformations.

Unfortunately, that means that I do not have any further guidance as to what date I can reopen for in-person clients.

 

 
 

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Virtual Makeup Lessons and Feminine Coaching Available

Virtual Makeup Lessons and Feminine Coaching Available

I have suspended in-person appointments due to Maryland social distancing guidelines and by order of the Maryland governor to close all non-essential businesses in wake of COVID-19 concerns. I am continuing to take clients for remote work via video services like Skype or FaceTime, phone calls, and texting/chat. I have long offered these virtual services and have now grouped them at the top of my makeover menu for ease of booking.

Virtual appointments can include feminine coaching, makeup lessons, online shopping, hangout time in girl mode, fantasy sessions, etc. 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.

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2020 in Makeover Studio, Makeovers

 

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Join the DC Trans Ladies for Dinner @ Republic on Saturday, March 14

Hi ladies! Join us on Saturday, March 14, at 7 p.m. for our March Girls’ Night Out event at Republic, a well known restaurant and bar in LGBT-friendly Takoma Park, MD. Show off your favorite spring look, and savor the delicious food and drink at Republic while socializing with friends. Last time, we had a blast hanging out in the back room and mingled easily between our three bar height tables. RSVP to our DC Trans Ladies meetup event here

The Republic management is eager to have us, and we have reservations for their back room that can seat up to 21! Check out a typical dinner menu here: https://republictakoma.com/dinner

Two women wear leather jackets and smile

Giselle and I smile after my birthday party at Republic restaurant in Takoma Park.
Photo by Alexandra Kitaen

Parking
Street parking in Takoma Park can be challenging but it is free starting at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Street parking just across the DC line is free starting at 6 p.m. Please double-check the meter to verify. There are two paid lots available. Across the street from the restaurant on Carroll Avenue, you can park for a $5 flat fee for the entire evening. There’s also a paid parking lot behind the restaurant off Laurel Avenue between Republic and the barber’s shop. At this lot, parking is free for the first hour and $3.50/hr after that.

Address
6939 Laurel Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Lodging
Nearby Silver Spring has several hotels. Takoma Park has a motel on New Hampshire Avenue about 10 minutes from the venue by car.

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2020 in Images, Parties

 

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Makeup tutorials on facebook

Makeup tutorials on facebook

Hi everyone! I’ve done several makeup tutorials throughout the years on my facebook page. With the links below to the individual videos, you can watch even if you don’t join facebook. Pretty cool!

Just as a heads up, I’m currently working primarily with MAC makeup and my only studio is in Takoma Park, MD just one mile from Washington, DC. You will hear many references my previous studio locations of Alexandria, Baltimore, and Cabin John in my older videos. However, my only studio is in Takoma Park, MD. You’ll also hear me talking a lot about Younique makeup, but I don’t sell Younique online anymore. I have a few Younique products still available in inventory if there’s something you’re craving.

Enjoy!

Makeup Videos

January 18, 2020: Natural, daytime, work-appropriate look using MAC makeup and Aveda skin care but the ideas apply to all brands. Skin care, contouring, thin lips, Makeup 101, and neutral eye makeup. This is the perfect introduction to how to do your makeup for an everyday look. https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10158079682177360

Summer 2018: Bright, luminizer-driven look for nightlife https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/10156524180762360 (Great content but video source isn’t perfect)

Fall 2017: Intense smokey eye with dramatic lips for a naughty schoolgirl photoshoot https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10155955443622360

Fall 2017: Smokey eye technique https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10155906644362360

Summer 2017: A softer look on just half my face https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10155624305602360

Summer 2017: Lots of luminizer to highlight those cheeks! https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10155619402897360

Spring 2017: Dramatic silver eye makeup, pink lip, plenty of contouring for a Graffiti Warehouse modeling shoot https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10155237236327360

Spring 2017: Dramatic silver eye makeup, dark lip, plenty of drama for date night https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10155234776082360

Spring 2017: Dramatic smokey eye, intense red lip, plenty of drama for a Gangster-themed photoshoot https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10155141988877360

January 2017: Bronze, gold, brown eyeshadows; peach lips for date night https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154941651397360

January 2017: Cool-toned, purple eyeshadow with dark, nude lipstick for a soft evening look or dramatic daytime look https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154923744507360

Christmas 2017: Dramatic silver eye makeup, intense contouring, deep red lip for Christmas with Giselle https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154900540677360

December 2017: Dramatic silver eye makeup, bright red lip, plenty of contouring for holiday photoshoot at Graffiti Warehouse https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154846175562360

Fall 2017: Barbie-pink, glossy lip with soft purple eye makeup and lots of contouring https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154831463672360

Fall 2017: Classic eye using brown plus a dark, nude lip https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154824121857360

Thanksgiving 2017: Brown eye shadows with maroon lip for date night https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154800262557360

Thanksgiving 2017: Brown eye shadows with dark nude lip https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154790805042360

Thanksgiving 2017: Smokey eye with bright, coral lip https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154787991312360

November 2017: Silver smokey eye, plenty of contouring, and red lip for a winter wonderland look to match my red dress https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154776231722360

November 2017: Intense smokey eye with purples and silvers, plenty of contouring, dark two-tone purple lips for modeling shoot with purple corset at Graffiti Warehouse https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154751884287360

November 2017: Smokey eye and bright, matte lip https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154746352382360

Fall 2017: Smokey eye and dramatic lip with two tones for fullness. https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154729493942360

Fall 2017: Pinky-copper and brown eyeshadows with bright, coral, matte lipstick. https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154723556007360

Fall 2017: Silver, soft-smokey eye and nude lip. https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154536594957360

Summer 2017, part 2 of 2: Foundation, contouring, and pink lips https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154268618702360

Summer 2017, part 1 of 2: Dramatic eye makeup using cool purple tones. https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/vb.745797359/10154268579507360

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2020 in Makeovers

 

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Winter Makeover Sale!

Winter Makeover Sale!

Save during these chilly days of winter at Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor with two discount options on your total makeovers, photography, fantasies, makeup lessons, outings, and more from January 23 til February 22!

This is the perfect chance to check out my new Takoma Park, Maryland studio near Washington, DC and Silver Spring (new as of June 2019). My studio includes a large walk-in wardrobe, a traditional studio space with seamless backgrounds and studio lights, a “fainting couch” chaise lounge, fantasy furniture with a dedicated fantasy space, and outdoor locations in the front garden and back deck. If you’ve been thinking about a total makeover and outing, this is the perfect time to try a 6-hour or longer session at 15% off regular prices! If you’re looking for a shorter experience, you’re still in luck as you’ll save 10% on all sessions* under 6 hours!

Winter Makeover Sale

  • 10% off any session under 6 hours*
  • 15% off any 6-hour or longer session*

You can go online anytime and make your next appointment at http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com. Be sure to use the Coupon Code “WINTER SALE” to save on your session. I look forward to seeing you soon!

To being fabulous!
Elizabeth (Beth) Taylor

Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor 
Email: elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com
Voice: 202-803-3231
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*Use Coupon Code “WINTER SALE” when you book to save 10% off any service under 6 hours and 15% off any 6-hour+ service from Jan. 23 to Feb. 22 at my Takoma Park studio. You may use the coupon as many times as you like during the promotion including on back-to-back days. Not valid on outcalls or previously booked appointments. Coupons may not be applied to gift certificates or packages. Regular deposit policies apply on non-sale price. Savings is off the balance of session when you book and show up to your session by Feb. 22, 2020.

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Posted by on January 22, 2020 in Makeovers

 

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Shake it, Tiffany!

Shake it, Tiffany!

Tiffany and I had a blast at her 1950s-themed makeover and photoshoot. We played rockabilly music in the photo studio to get us in the pin-up spirit.

Makeup, wardrobing, and photography by Elizabeth Anne Taylor
Garter and stockings by Tiffany

Book your total makeover and photoshoot online today!

Tiffany sits in a red and white polka dot dress with hand under her chin

Tiffany gives a huge smile in pin-up dress and pearls

Pin-up girl looks surprised. She wears a red and white polka dot dress with a petticoat.

Surprise!

Pin-up girl in red and white polka dot dress and black mary jane shoes shimmies to music

Shake it!

Pin-up girl blows you a kiss

Tiffany sends us off with kisses.

 

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2020 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Makeup tutorial tonight!

Makeup tutorial tonight!

Join me for a Facebook Live makeup video tonight at 6 p.m. EST. I’ll be doing my own makeup and talking you through the process along with issues that you all have brought up and that I’ve seen in the studio. In particular, I’ll be covering skin care, makeup 101, contouring, and eye makeup. I’ll be focusing on a look that’s more on the natural side. (For dramatic looks, I have several archived facebook makeup tutorials that focus on intense smokey eyes, dramatic lips, etc.)

You can join in at my personal facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1

Update: You can view tonight’s makeup video at https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneTaylor1/videos/10158079682177360/

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2020 in 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

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2019 in Images

 

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