Sequels are rarely better than the original, but the highly-anticipated M.A.C Cosmetics x Selena Quintanilla collection would like to have a word. Returning for round two in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the late Tejano singer's tragic death, the new M.A.C x Selena La Reina collection is bigger and better. The latest collection is inspired by the singer's instantly-recognizable image—yes, including the studded bra.
Everything you need to re-create Selena Quintanilla's fresh-faced look is part of this collection. The Tejano icon's makeup look was never complete without a red lip, so M.A.C gave fans a metallic red matte lipstick named Queen of Cumbia as well as three other lipsticks—brown, pink-nude, and peach. For Quintanilla's sunkissed glow, the collection features a rich-gold Skinfinish powder.
While the inaugural collection featured eyeshadow pots, the highlight of the new collection is the eight-pot eyeshadow palette with colors that "range from warm nudes that compliment every skin tone, to some rich-toned earthy browns," explains Gisel Calvillo, the senior national artist at M.A.C Cosmetics. One of the eyeshadow names even nods the iconic line from the Selena movie, in which Jennifer Lopez (who played the late-singer), told the crowd, "Me siento muy…excited."
What's even more special about the second collection is the packaging, which comes in a glossy black case with rhinestones fashioned into the silhouette of the singer's signature studded bra. "This collection is so special to me because it celebrates Selena’s 25-year legacy, and I wanted the packaging to be fun and memorable. The true inspiration behind the packaging is Selena’s iconic rhinestone bra and really led to the holographic feel for the rest of the collection, so it pulled everything together,” Suzette Quintanilla explained in a statement.
M.A.C Cosmetic's Selena Quintanilla collectors vault has already sold out. However, you can still pre-order the collection online, or wait until it all goes live on April 21 on maccosmetics.com and select retailers on April 23.
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