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Thursday night I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of the new MAC Pro store in Miami Beach and of course, I took photos as quick as I could snap the shutter button.

MAC Pro store grand opening in Miami Beach, Florida

The new MAC Pro store in Miami Beach

The store design was incredible! Rough-hewn wood floors; sleek black table tops that sat on repurposed timber legs and frames; strings of modern lighting; shelves & displays of so much makeup my entire savings could have been blown in under an hour. The back wall of the store was definitely the focal point- jars of “paints” in every imaginable shade hovering on translucent shelves. Color is definitely IT for Spring 2010, ladies!

MAC makeup, store displays, and new products for 2010 - MAC Pro Makeup Event

After oogling the store for a bit, we headed upstairs to the seventh floor of a parking garage. A parking garage doesn’t sound glamorous, but it can be quite cool when done correctly- combines a feeling of inside and outdoors, industrial decor, and most importantly plenty of room!

The MAC peeps had told me the exhibit centered around typography, MAC’s new acrylic makeup paints, and nude models. My love of font design combined with makeup??? Woo hoo!

Typography body painting exhibit at the Miami Beach MAC Pro store

Typography theme at the MAC Pro Event

Jami’s note: I’ve cropped and/or blurred some of the photos for display here on Bionic Beauty. If you’d like to see the full artistic works (artistic nudity involved, you’ve been warned), mosey on over to my Picasa Album.

Little did I know that the eye-candy had just begun…

White MAC body paint with black front lettering - MAC Pro Makeup Event

White and black body paint - block lettering

The Makeup Artists arrived at 7:30am and worked all day, yet they were still full of energy when I arrived twelve hours later!

Colorful numbers and bodies at MAC Pro Store exhibit in Miami Beach

Colorful models and numbers

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5 Must Have Beauty Products For Summer 2009

by Bionic Beauty on 11.Jun.2009 · 8 comments

Today’s article comes to you from special guest contributor, Kimberly. Kimberly is the creator Beauty Luxe and the founder of The HyperLuxe Media Network. Feel free to contact her via twitter @Kimberly4Nicole.

The best beauty collections are released during the warmer months. Think about it. When do you see the most vibrant colors and playful products? Summertime is a beauty lovers dream. This season, all the biggies have released amazing collections from MAC’s fierce Style Warrior to Bobbi Brown’s soothing Nauticals. There are so many amazing new products, I can hardly wait to get my hands on them all. This Summer’s makeup must haves are nothing, if not diverse.

NARS Eyeshadow in TropicNARS Eyeshadow in Tropic
NARS Eyeshadow in Tropic

Why It’s A Must Have:
Tropic is a new addition to the NARS family found in the Summer 2009 collection. NARS is known for their incredible pigments. Their rich, brilliant colors are nearly unmatched (MAC gives them a run for their money), and I’m feening for this vibrant teal with silver specks. It’s a perfect addition to any summer makeup kit. Who doesn’t need another nighttime eyeshadow?

China Glaze Custom Kicks
China Glaze Custom Kicks teal-turquoise nail polish
Why It’s A Must Have:
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Bionic Poll: Should I cover…

by Bionic Beauty on 28.Mar.2009 · 8 comments

Vote in Bionic Beauty's pollShould the Bionic Beauty website cover news from MAC Cosmetics? I have been toying with the idea lately, but since I don’t own any of their cosmetics (I’m trying to be the last hold out… ha!), I am unsure.  Quite often Bionic focuses on indie and drugstore brands, but if my readers would like to see news of MAC launches and collections, please vote in the new poll.

You can find the MAC Cosmetics poll in the left sidebar of every page of Bionic Beauty. Ladies, since I create this blog for you, please let me know what you’d like to see covered here.

Stay Bionic,

Bionic Beauty

And now, on to the results of the previous Bionic Poll…
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Found! A Dupe for MAC’s Parrot

by Bionic Beauty on 09.Jan.2008 · 3 comments

Bionic's Beauty Tips
Home Spa Goddess has found a very believable duplicate for MAC’s ultra-hot (and ultra-high-priced-on-eBay) eyeshadow, Parrot. And it’s none other than L’Oreal HiP eyeshadow duo in Showy #224. Visit her post to view the tutorial on a beautiful look with this shadow. I think she’s inspired me to try some color… even if I just wear it around the house!

Halloween Makeup Ideas: Part III

by Bionic Beauty on 30.Oct.2007 · 1 comment

Another quick post in the Halloween series. This video is an interview with Wicked star Idina Menzel. During the interview they apply the basics of her green witch makeup. Some great hints and tips here…. and I had no idea that they used MAC cake makeup for the base! Guess you learn something new everyday. 🙂

Happy hauntings, my friends!