Everything you need to know about MAC’s Selena Quintanilla collection

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  • First look at the MAC Selena 'Como La FLor' lipstick!

    The first image has finally been released from the MAC Selena Quintanilla make-up collection, and it’s everything you’d have hoped for as both a Selena fan and lipstick addict.

    Confirmed in July last year, the collection follows a Change.org petition started by a Selena superfan. After more than 37,000 people signed the petition calling for a collaborative collection to honour the late singer, MAC announced that it would work with Selena’s sister Suzette, to curate a collection inspired by Selena’s signature style.

    Known for her bright and bold lipstick both on and off the stage, the Latina star was tragically shot in 1995 by fan club president Yolanda Saldívar. Over 21 years later, Selena’s fanbase is still incredibly strong, and this new homage is sure to catapult her hugely successful music, as well as her impeccable choice of lippy, back into the heart of the mainstream.

    An Instagram post revealing a first look at the MAC Selena Como La Flor lipstick, a deep magenta taking its name from one of Selena’s biggest singles, has had over 123,000 likes and more than 13,000 comments so far, proving just what a huge hit the collection is set to be.

    Source: Instagram/MAC Cosmetics

    Writing in a statement, MAC has said: “Selena’s vivacious music and style lives on through the passion of her fans and her impact on Latin beauty and culture. #MACSelena is a makeup collaboration inspired by the devotion of all those who continue to be touched by the young legend, tenderly curated with Selena’s own sister, Suzette Quintanilla.”

    Suzette has also thanked both fans and MAC for honouring her late sister, explaining: “I wanted the colours to be about her personally, what she wore on and offstage. She has been gone for 21 years already, and for this collaboration to happen, it’s pretty much incredible.

    “It just shows the love her fan base has even though she’s gone; that her music still lives on and her legacy has grown tremendously since she’s passed. It’s a great honour to have MAC collaborate with Selena’s name and her fans – FOR her fans.”

    The MAC x Selena collection will be available from October 2016. We can’t wait to get our hands on it!

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