For Fall 2016, MAC launched this amazing color makeup collection inspired by Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla. MAC x Selena collection is a new bright and bold line-up by M.A.C Cosmetics, which pays homage to Selena Quintanilla, an American singer, songwriter, actress and fashion designer that left a rich heritage to the world even though she passed away at a very young age. Selena Quintanilla was a Grammy award-winning recording artist and singer from Texas who died from a gunshot wound in 1995. Her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century.
Curated by Selena’s sister’s Suzette, The collection has mono eyeshadows, lipsticks, mascara, eyeliner and face products. Products from this collection look gorgeous with the lovely purple color (Selena’s favorite color) packaging.This collection includes three new shades of lipstick (USD $18 each), five new eyeshadows ($17 each); a new blush duo ($29); a new gloss ($17); and three re-promoted items from the MAC permanent line (USD $18 Opulash Mascara, USD $21 Boot Black Liquid Eye Liner and the USD $35 129SH Powder/Blush Brush).
I was one of those lucky girls who got early access to the collection in an exclusive pre-sale on September 28 being a MAC Devoted Member (MAC’s version of Sephora VIB). This collection got sold out on MAC websites and was re launched last week or so. If you are lucky- You’ll be able to find some products from this collection.
Well, In today’s post – I am swatching 2 lipsticks from this collection : Dreaming of You & Como La Flor
Packaging & Price
The MAC Selena lipsticks come in this stunning light purple matte tubes. The base of the tube has “Selena” embossed in a shimmery print.I love the color of the bullet and the fans of Selena would cherish the customized touch. Totally in love! Retails for USD $18.00 each
Shade & Formula
Dreaming of You (Matte): A deep wine red shade, Applies very silky and has a lightweight formulation. It has a soft satin finish. I find ‘Dreaming of You’ very moisturizing and comfortable on my lips. The pigmentation is great as well, once applied and blended on the lips, the color builds to a completely matte coverage within 1-2 swipes. My favorite shade <3
Como La Flor (Amplified): A bright cherry red with subtle sparkles. Semi- Sheer formula that isn’t as pigmented as ‘Dreaming of You’ . However, the shade is buildable to a mostly opaque finish. The color is moisturizing too, Has a beautiful sheen to it. As it’s of amplified finish, it’s all expected. I love the color though
I am so in love with the purple packaging too… How pretty it’d be on a white vanity!
Here are some detailed pictures of the lipsticks followed by hand and lip swatches
Swatches, LOTDs & makeup looks that I created
Overall, None of the lipstick shades in this collection are new — There are multiple dupes for these both within mac’s permanent range and in limited edition launches like this one. These two lipstick shades here are widely flattering across all skintones from fair to medium to dark – both warm and cool undertones. Shade – Dreaming of You is a creamy matte, non-drying formula. Como la Flor has an amplified finish, Less creamy. Both shade feel comfortable on lips. I get a wear time of about 8 hours for Dreaming of You and about 5 hours for Como la Flor.