Suzette Quintanilla

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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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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