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Best Selena Makeup Tutorials

Hey, all. I figured that since the Mac Selena collection recently launched that I should share with you my favorite Selena-inspired makeup/hair looks on YouTube. I feel like these videos really captured her essence & look best.

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Mac Selena: Swatches

Hey, dears! Now,  I’m sure you knew I had to come back & make a post about Queen Selena’s makeup collection by Mac Cosmetics. I’ve been a Selena fan since I was a toddler. My grandma would play her music all the time when I was growing up, even after she died. So this collection meant a huge deal to me, especially being a Latina woman. This collection is more than just makeup, especially to the Latin community. It’s almost like a symbol that us Latin people can be great, too – especially now when Latin people (especially Mexicans) have been spoken negatively about in a political light. So with that said, let’s see some lipstick swatches.

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From left to right: Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, Como La Flor, Amor Prohibido, & Dreaming of You

Also, I know a lot of people were curious to know if Dreaming of You was exactly like Mac Diva. I personally had a feeling it would be similar but not an exact match. I told myself if it was an exact match, I’d be PISSED because I would like to know that these shades were genuinely inspired by Selena’s makeup & that Mac didn’t just slap a different label on a shade that already exists. So here’s the comparison…

 

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Top to Bottom: Diva, Dreaming of You

Fortunately, Diva is a bit darker & warmer than Dreaming of You.

Here’s a closeup of the Techno Cumbia/Ven Comigo compact…

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 I didn’t swatch this one though because the bronzer is the Mac Blunt & I’m sure a lot of people are familiar with it. The blush is a nice light, dusty pink shade.

If you’re interested in a little bit of the background of the collection see below…

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MAC’s First Look at Selena Collection

 

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(via peoplestylewatch.com)

Hey, darlings! I know I have been gone for ALMOST a month, but I’m back! It was really rough working a full time, stressful , time-consuming job and still get the luxury to write about things that interest me. Now that I’m back, let’s just talk about what really matters. – Selena!

First off, can we address the fact that it’s been 21 years since she’s passed?! I feel like it was yesterday. Although I was 2, I definitely remember seeing it on the TV and how stunned by grandmother was. It is a memory that will be engrained in my mind forever.

Anyway, MAC has finally given us a sneak peek of what’s to come in the Selena Collection. Now, I don’t give a damn if I have all the shade that are released in the collection, I’m buying it. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. Selena is my idol. I have to give my support. Plus, the colors are inspired by shades that she would wear on and off stage. Who doesn’t wanna wear a Selena-inspired lipstick?! I sure as hell do. Therefore, when it hits counters this October, I’ll be first in line. ❤

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Is There a MAC x Aaliyah Collection Happening?

(via allure.com)

Hey beauties!

Just a month ago, MAC Cosmetics announced they were launching a Selena collection next year. Now, just 2 days after Aaliyah’s untimely death anniversary it looks like there may be an Aaliyah MAC collection happening. I AM SO HERE FOR IT!

If you didn’t know by now, there was a petition made by superfan Jennifer Risinger that requires 7,500 signatures. The petition for the collection already has 6,494. It looks like Jennifer even contacted Aaliyah’s brother, Rashad Haughton. She claims that he told her that Aaliyah was a big fan of MAC Cosmetics. Jennifer states, “She was a risk taker, innovator, edgy, street but sweet, & R&B’s Princess…. Our mission is simple: We want her legacy to continue and be reintroduced through a collection with M.A.C. Cosmetics.”

I think if Selena fans, including myself, could make the Selena x MAC collection become a reality then we can make this Aaliyah x MAC collection become a reality. Sign the petition here – #AaliyahforMAC!

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Selena Honored by MAC Cosmetics

(via latina.com)

Hey darlings!

It is finally happening! This is real life not just another rumor on the rumor mill. MAC Cosmetics is answering the prayers of all Selena fans out there and will be releasing a collection in honor of her legacy. ❤

I honestly never thought this day would come. Earlier this year, I saw so many petitioning for a Selena MAC Collection via Instagram and Twitter but I never thought it would actually happen! MAC’s Senior VP states, “Selena’s talent and beauty, inside and out have, have left a colorful, meaningful impact in the world, that has continued to grow over the last two decades.” Selena’s sister, Suzette, even posted her feelings about the new collection stating, “Helping to create this collection brings me back to all those late night conversations on our tour bus when she spoke of having her own makeup line one day. If Selena were here she would be beyond ecstatic to have this happening. History is being made.”

It’s clear that Selena’s legacy is still going strong 20 years after her death. I’m definitely snagging all the makeup I can from that collection. Too bad I have to wait until next year though 😦 But, I know the lipstick shade they come out with will be BOMB. MAC can take all my money when this collection comes out because ANYTHING FOR SELENASSSSSSSS! ❤

(via selenaforever.com)

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J.Lo Pays Tribute to Selena at the Billboard 2015 Latino Awards

Last night, Jennifer Lopez paid tribute to Selena at the Billboard Latino Awards. Before I get into it, let me just say that NO ONE can duplicate Selena or her voice. Her voice is very unique and I cringe when someone tries to sing like her. It just ruins it for me. No T, no shade towards because I do love J.Lo. However, it’s the thought that counts….

This tribute brought a tear to my eye not because the singing was amazing (it wasn’t) but because the way it was done. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen J.Lo pay tribute to Selena plenty of times during her live performances. Those performances were cool but this one exceeded those…why? Because this time J.Lo performed with Selena’s band, which included her husband, Chris, and siblings, Suzette and A.B. This tribute was way more touching and way more personal than any of her other tributes.

Personally, I’m glad that J.Lo has never forgotten the reason why she got into music. She’s stated in plenty interviews that her role of playing Selena made her fall in love with musical performing AND was the reason her career set off the way it did. I’m glad she’s humble enough to consistently pay homage to Selena, even 20 years after her death. While Jennifer Lopez will never replace Selena, she did a great job capturing her essence and that outfit – YASSSS. That outfit she rocked is Selena to the T. I’m sure she did Selena and her family proud.

Great job J.Lo ❤

(via latimes.com)

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To Selena, With Love

Okay, enough about celebrities, beauty, and fashion … for now. I want to talk about a book that I read about a year ago & it was probably one of the best books I’ve read because of who it was about.

Now, I’m sure a good number of people are familiar with Selena, especially Hispanics. Nowadays, when I say Selena, people automatically think I’m talking about Selena Gomez …NO. I’m talking about the legend pictured above. Now, for those of you who aren’t familiar with this beauty .. let me educate you. She was a young Mexican-American singer from the mid 80’s to the 90’s. She was murdered in 1995 by her fan club president and it was a TRAGEDY! Her music was amazing and she was just an amazing person. I was infatuated with her as a child and I’ll always be a fan. There’s a movie based on her life, in which Jennifer Lopez plays her. So feel free to watch it if you’re curious & while you’re at it, give a listen to her music.

Back to the book, this book was written by her husband in tribute to her.The book is in his perspective from the moment he met her, until her death and a little bit after. I must say this book is probably the most touching, sad, interesting book I’ve read. It gives you a glimpse of her life off stage and you get to see how she was behind closed doors. It’s definitely something that a fan would love to read. You might cry a little, just warning you.  You can buy this book from Barnes & Nobles hardcover for $14. If you’re a Nook owner, you can get it for $12. I suggest every big fan of hers reads this. Keep her legacy alive! ❤