MAC Previews Selena’s Dreamy ’90s-Inspired Makeup Collection
Soon, fans of the late Selena Quintanilla will be able to honor the Princess of Tejano Pop by wearing her debut makeup collection. Officially set to launch via MAC Cosmetics in October, the posthumous line was previewed on May 12 on Periscope, with Selena's sister Suzette Quintailla-Arriaga unveiling the products.
Comprised of multiple '90s-inspired lipsticks (including a deep wine red reflective of Selena's signature color), eye-shadows, blush, foundation, and brushes, names of the items reference many of the pop star's hits, like "Como La Flor" and "Techno Cumbia."
"A lot of you thought it would only be a lipstick but it's actually a full collection," said Quintanilla-Arriaga, who co-curated the line with MAC, on Periscope during the reveal. "I want to go over some of the [lipstick] colors that I feel embody my sister Selena and her look. The 'Como La Flor' lipstick is a beautiful red-tone color, a signature color that my sister would wear when performing onstage. There is a deeper tone that Selena loved to wear called 'Dreaming of You' and 'Amor Prohibido' is a nude tone lipstick."
The universally adored Latin pop icon was as regarded for her style as her music. While it's a wonder that 21 years after her murder a cosmetics collection will be launched in her name, it's a fitting collaboration made more poignant by her beloved family's personal involvement.