I AM SO EXCITED! After writing this post I’m planning to be on my way to line up at my local MAC Cosmetics to ensure I get the whole collection! MAC Cosmetics has posted (via Instagram) the approximate release date of the their highly awaited Selena Quintanilla collection, #MACSelena.
Update: MAC Cosmetics released the details of the full #MACSelena collection on May 12. Check it out!
It is no secret that I am a big fan of Selena, as she was a celebrity to look up and identify with when I was the only Latina growing up in my elementary school, and one of like three at my high school, in a small town north of Toronto. I didn’t really know how to identify as Latina in Canada, and I have no Latina friends my age to relate to; which is why I turned to Selena and Jennifer Lopez for inspiration and my sense of Latinidad.
21 years ago…on March 31st, 1995 Selena left us as a result of tragic events. Throughout her music career and until present day, she has touched the hearts of many in a variety of different ways. Her iconic red lips were something to envy! But lucky for us, we will get to show them off too thanks to MAC Cosmetics.
The collection, curated with the help of Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, is going to showcase the very best of Selena’s personality and spirit.
I wanted the colours to be about her personally, what she wore on and offstage, she has been gone for 21 years already, and for this collaboration to happen, it’s pretty much incredible. It just shows the love her fan base has even though she’s gone; that her music still lives on and her legacy has grown tremendously since she’s passed. It’s a great honour to have M·A·C collaborate with Selena’s name and her fans — FOR her fans.
The lipstick that is shown in the feature image is going to be an exact match to Selena’s popular red shade, and it will be called “Como LA Flor”. This lippie is only one of the main products that are to come with the full collection, which will launch in select markets in October 2016.
On May 12th, 2016, MAC Cosmetics released an image of the full #MACSelena collection via their Instagram page:
Enjoy another peek at #MACSelena, out in October! Head over to our Periscope and Snapchat (@maccosmetics) for an exclusive look at the collection with Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga @suzettesyld as she unveils shades inspired by the singer’s signature beauty looks! Pictured here (clockwise from top): Eye Shadow in Selena, Lipstick in Como La Flor, Lipstick in Amor Prohibido, Eye Shadow in Fotos y Recuerdos, Lipstick in Dreaming of You, and Techno Cumbia Blush Duo in Ven Conmigo and Blunt. @selenaqofficial Disfruta de otro vistazo de M·A·C Selena, ¡disponible en octubre! Entra a nuestro Periscope y Snapchat (@maccosmetics) para ver la colección en exclusiva. Su hermana, Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga @suzettesyld, nos revela los tonos inspirados en el estilo característico de la cantante, los cuales puedes ver en la foto (en el sentido de las agujas del reloj, comenzando desde arriba): Selena Eye Shadow, Como La Flor Lipstick, Amor Prohibido Lipstick, Dreaming of You Lipstick, y Techno Cumbia Blush Duo en Ven Conmigo y Blunt.
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Shortly after, Chris Perez posted the following image on his Facebook page:
The #MACSelena Collection
Based on the Snapchat and Periscope stream hosted by MAC Cosmetics (May 12) we know the following:
- Como La Flor is a lipstick the shade of Selena’s iconic red
- Dreaming of You is a deeper brick red lipstick shade that will capture your inner chola 😉
- Amor Prohibido is a neutral peach shade lipstick
- Bidi Bidi Bom Bom lipgloss is a soft shimmery pink that will be available exclusively online
- 5 eye shadows, which include names like Selena (purple) and Fotos Y Recuerdos (dark coral)
- Blush Duo in Ven Conmigo and Blunt
I can’t wait to hold and see the full collection in front of me! There is no doubt that I will be one of the first to post reviews, swatches and various looks on my lovely blog 😉