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Kate, A Glam-Next-Door Girl

Kate, A Glam-Next-Door Girl

Kate and I had a great time getting her ready in her glamorous but casual style. She brought her wardrobe including dresses, sweaters, jeans, wigs, and sunglasses. For makeup, she knew she wanted a bold, black eyeliner look including on her waterline. We matched the color of her sequin dress to champagne, copper, rose, and brown eyeshadows from MAC. Kate loves light pink lipstick topped with shiny gloss. We waited to add the gloss until the indoor photos since wind combined with long hair can make a mess of gloss in no time.

Kate invites you to follow her on Instagram @kateshields78. Here’s how Kate describes herself:

“Since she was eight, Kate has known that her gender identity includes a significant female component. She is still discovering where on the gender identity spectrum she fits but has felt a strong pull toward female gender identity and expression since 2020. Kate loves fashion. Over the years she has evolved her look by merging casual and glamorous styles to create a unique ‘glam next door’ look. Her other photos, past and present, can be found on Instagram @kateshields78.”

Wardrobing by Kate Shields

Makeup artistry, photography, and photo editing by Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Beth sees clients six days a week at her private Takoma Park, Maryland studio for male-to-female transformations, makeup artistry, photography, feminine coaching, and accompanied outings. Clients regularly travel from other areas in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Southeast United States including Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, and West Virginia. Read more about her services and book online anytime at her makeover menu.

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2023 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Lucy Dresses for Success

Lucy Dresses for Success

Lucy sought out a professional business woman look, complete with a business suit, hose, and low pumps that she provided. She asked for natural looking makeup with light brown eyeshadows and a neutral, defined lip. We experimented with wigs, and she decided on the Cameron from Jon Renau for her professional look while enjoying a longer hairpiece for her glam outfits. After photos in the studio, we strolled through the neighborhood and down New Hampshire Avenue taking photos during the hour of magic and as the evening light faded.

Makeup and photography by Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Wardrobing by Lucy and Elizabeth Taylor

Book your total makeover and photoshoot anytime at Beth’s makeover menu online. Beth sees clients six days a week at her private Takoma Park, Maryland studio for male-to-female transformations, makeup artistry, photography, accompanied outings, and more. She regularly sees clients from Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and West Virginia.

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2023 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Melanie

Melanie

Melanie asked for a natural makeup look with neutral, skin-tone eyeshadows and a soft, natural lip color. We used MAC eyeshadows in Brule, Arena, and Texture with a medium brown Kohl eyeliner in Costa Riche on her upper lid. For her lips, we used a MAC Powder Kiss lipstick in Sultriness over a clear lip primer, skipping lip liner in favor of a softer look.

Melanie chose three dresses and wigs from my wardrobe for her main photos. Her hair choices included the Cameron from Rene of Paris, the Jackson from Noriko, and the Robin from Noriko. She wanted a casual, mainstream look for her outing so we switched over to blue jeans, a black blouse, and a black leather jacket paired with black booties and the Cameron bob. We went for a casual walk in downtown Takoma Park, passing guests enjoying restaurant meals outdoors.

Check out Melanie’s images. Which look is your favorite?

Makeup, photography, and wardrobing by Elizabeth Taylor

Book your total makeover, photoshoot, and outing experience online at https://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com/. Beth’s studio is located in Takoma Park, Maryland near the I-95/I-495 interchange north of Washington, DC. She regularly sees clients for MtF transformations from Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2022 in Images, Makeovers

 

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A Traditional Bride

A Traditional Bride

Kuhu came to me for bridal photos in a traditional Indian saree. Her fiancée joined her and helped Kuhu with draping her saree perfectly and coached her on poses she should do to show off the striking gown. For the eyeshadow, we used shades of gold to play off the gold accents in the saree.

We got lucky with mild weather and were able to shoot outdoors in the spring garden with the azaleas in full bloom. We started our makeover session early enough in the day to get images during the “hour of magic” shortly before sunset and as the sun faded away.

Here’s what Kuhu has to say:

“Hi I am Kuhu. I am a non-binary trans person. I have been out for more than 2 years now. I am so glad that I finally took the courage to live my life in an authentic way. Being a woman truly makes me happy, calm and content. Thank you Beth for capturing these beautiful moments of my feminine side and expression with her makeup and photography skills.” Kuhu invites you to follow her on Instagram at @kuhus.diaries

Makeup and photography by Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Wardrobing and styling by Kuhu

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2022 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Nikki Rose, A Country Girl

Nikki Rose, A Country Girl

Nikki and I had so much fun at her four hour total makeover and photoshoot. She brought her own outfits and wig, and we listened to country music. She showed me inspiration photos for makeup on her iPhone and texted me the three best ones so that we could create just the look she was going for from my makeup kit. We took photos in my backyard and in my photo studio against an exposed brick wall.

From Nikki: “Hi, my name is Nikki. I’m a part-time girl! I love to spend my free time in girl mode and have been for the past six years. I’m 23-years-old and slowly becoming more confident in my feminine self. And now that I know what I could look like courtesy of Elizabeth Taylor, I have the upmost confidence I can perfect my girl mode.” Nikki is on Instagram and invites you to follow her at @nikki_rose_24.

My makeover studio is located in Takoma Park, Maryland in the Mid-Atlantic United States. I regularly see clients from Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, and North Carolina along with clients from throughout the US and the world. Book your own total makeover and photoshoot anytime online at https://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com/

Makeup and photography by Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Wardrobing by Nikki Rose

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2022 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Meet Sabrina!

Meet Sabrina!

Sabrina and I had a great time at her makeover and photoshoot this weekend. She brought two outfits: a red, shoulder-baring blouse with shiny, black leggings and a black, crop top paired with a long, black skirt with leg-flaunting slits.

She selected deep, red eye shadows from the MAC Flameboyant Palette and a vivid, orange lipstick to pair with her red blouse. For hair, she started with her natural hair. Then she tried on several wigs before settling on an ombré-auburn, long, curly wig from Joi Wigs in Springfield, Virginia.

Sabrina is a dedicated athlete and a repeat client.

Makeup and Photography by Elizabeth Taylor

 
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Posted by on August 7, 2022 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Meet Bethany!

Meet Bethany!

Check out Bethany! Bethany enjoyed a total makeover and photoshoot at Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor. She chose two outfits from the studio wardrobe and a gray dress of her own that she paired with three studio wigs. Neutral, brown eyeshadows and a bold, red lip gave her a classic, timeless look. Bethany’s looks range from sophisticated to clubby to the girl-next-door. Which one is your favorite?

Makeup Artist and Photographer: Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Wardrobing by Elizabeth Anne Taylor and Bethany

Book your total makeover and photoshoot online today. Browse the makeover menu here. Beth’s studio is located in Takoma Park, Maryland near I-95, I-495, and Washington, DC. Her makeover studio is in easy driving distance from many locations in Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

A brunette woman wears a form-fitting red and black dress with black heels. She is standing and looking toward the camera.
Bethany looks poised and elegant.
A brunette woman wears a form-fitting red and black dress with black heels. She is standing and looking away from the camera.
Who does she see?
A brunette woman wears a form-fitting red top. She is standing outdoors and looking away from the camera. Green foliage is in the background.
What’s Bethany thinking about?
A brunette woman wears a form-fitting red and black dress with black heels. She is leaning against a tall post with a lush, green yard behind her.
Bethany looks at home in the outdoors.
A brunette woman wears a form-fitting red and black dress with black heels. She is standing next to a tall post with a lush, green yard behind her.
Beautiful!
Bethany tries out a short, sequined club dress.
Killer legs!
Wow! Bethany’s red lipstick really pops with this dress.
Bethany twirls in her princess-cut dress.
She looks so peaceful.
What a great smile!
 
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Posted by on June 27, 2022 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Missy: Off to Never Never Land

Missy: Off to Never Never Land

Melissa arrived decked out in daytime makeup and leather after spending the day strolling around Crystal City. We readily agreed to rock out to a Metallica playlist, kicking off with “Enter Sandman.” We updated her makeup to a dramatic smokey eye and MAC’s “Sin” colored lipstick for a nighttime vibe for heading to Freddie’s Beach Bar. In addition to standard studio shots with a gray background, Missy wanted some rocker chick pics against the brick wall. We looked up ideas online and one with blue side-lighting caught her eye. After some lighting experimentation, we captured the backstage look she was going for.

Photography: Elizabeth Taylor

Makeup Artistry: Missy with updates by Elizabeth Taylor

Wardrobe: Missy with assistance by Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor offers total makeovers, makeup artistry, photography, male-to-female transformations, feminine coaching, accompanied outings, and more at her private studio in Takoma Park, Maryland. She works with transgender women, mtf crossdressers, and femme-presenting genderfluid people. Check out her makeover menu and book online here.

Missy arrives backstage
Stunning!
Check out Missy’s blue eyes.
Rocking the Affliction t-shirt and baring those shoulders
Now that looks like joy!
 
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Posted by on March 6, 2022 in Images, Makeover Studio

 

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Jasmine Rocks!

Jasmine Rocks!

Jasmine decided to play to her punk rock side today during our makeover. We listened to 2000s hard rock music and took “backstage” photos in my studio.

Makeup and photography by Elizabeth Taylor. Wardrobing by Jasmine assisted by Elizabeth Taylor.

Elizabeth Taylor offers total makeovers, makeup artistry, photography, male-to-female transformations, feminine coaching, accompanied outings, and more at her private studio in Takoma Park, Maryland. She works with transgender women, mtf crossdressers, and femme-presenting genderfluid people. Check out her makeover menu and book online here.

Girl in pink bodysuit, black flare skirt, black fishnets, and black leather high heel boots leans against a brick wall while holding a purse. A blue light illuminates her from the upper, rear left.
Channeling that rockstar feel today…
Girl in pink bodysuit plays with her long, wavy hair with her right hand with painted red nails. A blue light illuminates her hair from the rear left.
Check out Jasmine’s hair! Wow!
Girl in pink bodysuit, black flare skirt, black fishnets, and black leather high heel boots bends over with purse in hand near a brick wall. A blue light illuminates her from the upper, rear left.
Jasmine reaches down to retrieve her purse.
 
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Posted by on March 5, 2022 in Images, Makeover Studio

 

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Diana Readies for the Hunt

Diana Readies for the Hunt

Diana gets ready for a night of clubbing. For makeup, she’s chosen a sexy, smokey eye and a nude lip. But which outfit should she wear?

Makeup, wardrobe, and photography by Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth (Beth) Taylor specializes in photography, makeup artistry, feminization, total makeovers, and coaching for transgender women, MtF crossdressers, and genderfluid people. Beth loves working with first-timers and established trans-women and helping them embrace their femininity and beauty, grow their confidence, and get involved in the online and in-person trans-women communities. Her studio is located in Takoma Park, Maryland close to I-95 & the I-495 beltway around Washington, DC. Check out her makeover menu and book online here.

Diana looks stunning in this navy blue dress by Guess.
Fierce!
Wow! Check out those legs, curves, and sky-high pumps!
Legs & crazy tall pumps plus a bright pink, short dress—she’d stand out in this choice!
 
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Posted by on August 18, 2021 in Images, Makeovers

 

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