I’m beyond excited to share this post! First off, how amazing is it that Selena’s fans made this MAC collection one of the fastest selling makeup lines EVER?! In fact, the Selena collection is the company’s most successful launch. The Tejana’s fans were “muy excited” to say the least.
I snagged the 3 lipsticks – Amor Prohibido, Como La Flor, and Dreaming of You. I also have the bronzer/blush duo with Selena’s name engraved.
My fiancé actually stood in line for me (he’s a total keeper!). He stood in line for 2 HOURS and bought me the lipsticks and compact. He said, “You’re going to look like Selena if I have anything to say about it.” I told him, “Anything for Selenassss and he replied, “Anything for Alyssasssss.” He might think he just bought me a couple of lipsticks, but it means the world to me that he made sure I had my idol’s collection.
The packaging is incredibly gorgeous. The purple hue is so vibrant and representative of Selena’s most iconic outfit. I wish MAC would’ve included a white rose to give it something a little extra. It’s pretty basic and we all know that Selena was NOT #basic.
Como La Flor:
I love this shade so much! It’s a beautiful vivid red that adds flair and effortlessness to any look. I feel like I can rule the world with this lipstick. I love that it has a smooth finish and nice glaze. It very much feels like you’re wearing lipstick with a bit of moisturizer. It is not a matte finish at all, and I personally like that. My lips feel hydrated and soft, which I love. Don’t expect this product to last all day though because it will definitely come off after a few sips of your Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. And if you love pizza just as much as Selena did, then you’ll need to keep reapplying throughout the day.
This is probably my favorite shade because it’s a nice neutral color that is perfect for any makeup look. It adds a bit of color to your lips without trying too hard to show off that you’ve just applied lipstick. The color finish is similar to Como La Flor’s in a sense that it’s smooth and makes your lips feel moisturized. There’s also a nice tint of shimmer in the product which makes your lips look a little more glam.
Dreaming of You:
This is a color that is definitely outside of my comfort zone. I felt like a vampire or something because it really made my skin look super white. I felt weird applying it at first because I’m not used to seeing myself wear such “bold” colors, but I love that it’s pushing me outside of my comfort zone. I think it’s a great shade for fall! This deep red/purple hue has a matte finish, meaning that it is very hard to scrub off. I love that it lasts throughout the day, but it also leaves my lips feeling very dry and it sort of puts my creases and chapped lips front and center.
I’m trying my hardest not to use the compact so much because I don’t want Selena’s name to fade away, but for this post I applied the bronzer and blush just for you chicas/chicos! The bronzer is such a great shade. It’s not too dark or too light or too glittery for that matter. It’s one of those staple products that you just need in order to give your skin some color (or at least my skin!). It’s very pigmented, so go in light handed. The blush is beyond beautiful. It’s the perfect shade of pink. It’s a subtle blush that adds a little touch of life to your cheeks. It’s not crazy pink or peachy, but a mixture of the two. I think I’ll be using the blush a lot more than the bronzer since Selena’s name is only engraved in the bronzer.
Share your Selena inspired makeup looks with me and the products you were able to snag from the collection!