Here’s A Sneak Peek At The MAC Selena Collection

    Honoring the late Latina icon

    by · April 12, 2016

    Photo via EMI Latin

    Just a little over a year ago, a petition began on by a Latina user that wished for MAC to create a collection that represented the members of her community—a collection inspired by the late singer Selena Quintanilla.

    Last July, the petition gained the 50,000 signatures it needed, and MAC made the exciting announcement that the collection would most definitely be happening, and be released sometime in 2016. After much anticipation, this morning, MAC posted a sneak peek at one of the products that will be part of the MAC Selena line—the “Como La Flor” lipstick, a (fittingly) bright, rosy red named after the singer’s 1992 hit.

    A preview of Como La Flor Lipstick, one of the products from the upcoming #MACSelena collection! @SelenaQOfficial’s vivacious music and style lives on through the passion of her fans and her impact on Latin beauty and culture. #MACSelena is a makeup collaboration inspired by the devotion of all those who continue to be touched by the young legend, tenderly curated with Selena’s own sister, Suzette Quintanilla. “I wanted the colours to be about her personally, what she wore on and offstage,” says Suzette. “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.” Available October 2016 in select markets! Este es un vistazo del Lipstick Como La Flor, ¡uno de los productos de la próxima colección #MACSelena! La música vivaz y el estilo de @SelenaQOfficial vive a través de la pasión de sus fans y de su impacto en la belleza y la cultura latina. #MACSelena es una colaboración de maquillaje inspirada por la devoción de todos aquellos que siguen siendo tocados por la joven leyenda, curada con ternura por la propia hermana de Selena, Suzette Quintanilla: “Quería que los colores representaran su personalidad, lo que usaba dentro y fuera del escenario”, dice Suzette. “Ya han pasado 21 años desde que ella se ha ido, y que esta colaboración sucediera, es casi increíble. Esto sólo demuestra el amor que sus verdaderos fans le tienen a pesar de que dejó de estar con nosotros; que su música sigue viva y su legado ha crecido enormemente desde que ella se fue. Es un gran honor que M·A·C colabore con el nombre de Selena y sus fans – PARA sus fans.” ¡Disponible en octubre 2016 en ciertos mercados!

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    Selena’s sister, Suzette, worked with MAC to create the products, based on colors Selena wore onstage and off. While full details haven’t been released just yet, PeopleStyleWatch exclusively reported that the collection will be comprised of bright and bold lipsticks, encased in equally bold purple tubes.

    “Selena’s talent and beauty, inside and out, have left a colorful, meaningful impact in the world that has continued to grow over the last two decades,” MAC creative director James Gager previously told PeopleStyleWatch. “We have heard the passion and enthusiasm from her fans and wholeheartedly agree that her legacy embodies MAC’s philosophy. We are so excited to announce a Selena-inspired MAC collection debuting in the latter part of 2016.”

    A prominent and iconic role model in the Latina community, even 21 years after her tragic death, Selena seems like a truly fitting figure for the makeup line to honor. The collection won’t hit stores until October, so until then, we’ll be “Dreaming Of You.”

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