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Here's What MAC's Selena Makeup Line Looks Like On Actual People

BuzzFeed editors tested the products before they're available to the public to show you what they look like IRL!

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Then, in July 2015, MAC answered the call and announced a forthcoming collection dedicated to the singer.

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The makeup brand worked closely with Selena's sister, Suzette, to make sure that the products embodied the Mexican-American goddess.

Well, fam, after a year and a half, IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!! We got a sneak peak of the MAC Cosmetics Selena collection to show you exactly what the makeup looks like before it's available for purchase.

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Here's what we have going on here:

1. Amor Prohibido lipstick, $18

2. Como La Flor lipstick, $18

3. Dreaming Of You lipstick, $18

4. Is It The Beat eyeshadow, $17

5. Fotos y Recuerdos eyeshadow, $17

6. No Me Queda Mas eyeshadow, $17

7. Selena eyeshadow, $17

8. Missing My Baby eyeshadow, $17

9. Ven Conmigo (pink) and Blunt (golden brown) blush and bronzer, $29

10. Boot Black liquid eyeliner, $21

11. Optimum Black mascara, $18

12. Powder/blush brush, $35

13. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom lip gloss, $17

The collection will be available October 6th in MAC stores and on


Como La Flor is a muted cherry that really embodies Selena's signature red lip color. This one's going to sell out quick, dudes.

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Essence: Red lipsticks are my favorite because they're just so classic, and this hue was gorgeous, like the shade Selena used to wear.

If you want your lips to look like a cute lil' glazed donut, go for this pinky-taupe shade called Amor Prohibido.

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Anjali: I’m typically skeptical of nude lipsticks because I just assume (like with a lot of makeup) I can never find one to match my skin tone, but I think this one works! It looked natural and felt smooth on my lips. I can definitely see myself wearing this one day-to-day.


Dreaming of You has a matte finish. It's the kind of deep wine color that doesn't give you the bullshit feeling of "I wish I could pull that off" because you know you can.

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Sarah: I'm a sucker for fire engine reds and deep rosy reds, so this nailed it for me.

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, a bubblegum pink lip gloss with a shimmery silver finish, made everyone go, "Huh, I didn't think I liked lip gloss but I guess I do?"

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Essence: I wouldn't personally buy the whole collection, but I would buy Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.

As with most of MAC's special collections, this one includes a few existing MAC favorites, like their Liquid Eyeliner in Boot Black. It's just rebranded with the purple packaging.

Sarah: I'd wear the black liquid eyeliner again because it gave me such a precise wing but I'd probably only buy it if my current favorite liner was discontinued (please, no).

If you're interested in getting this product without the Selena packaging, you can buy it here for $21.


The eyeshadows in the Selena collection range from warm neutrals to bright purples and pinks.

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In reality, we'd use these shades in combination with other colors, but for testing purposes, we wanted to show what each looked like individually.


Is It The Beat is a deep, matte black that we found works best as a liner or smokey accent.

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Essence: This would have probably looked better as a smokey eye, but on its own I had a little raccoon vibe going on. And not one of the cute raccoons.

Depending on what works best for you, you can either use the two shades together or separate.

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Anjali: I don’t think the blush did anything for me, but my expectations might have been a little too high. Either way, it didn’t make me feel like a rosy-cheeked Disney princess so I was disappointed.


Also part of the line is MAC's ol' standby mascara, Opulash in Optimum Black, with Selena packaging.

Anjali: The mascara was actually pretty nice, but it doesn’t give me the length or fullness of the $4 stuff I get from the drugstore. That shit is magic.

If you're interested in buying Opulash before the collection comes out, you can get it here for $18.

The whole collection is bomb, but these were the hero products everyone loved the most: Bidi Bidi Bom Bom lip gloss, Selena eyeshadow, and Como La Flor lipstick.

Daniela: Whether you're a fan of Selena's music or not, this is a pretty big deal, just as she is a big deal. Even more than 20 years after her death, she continues to inspire people. I also read that she always wanted to have her own makeup line, so it's nice to see that her dream finally came true.

"My favorite photos of Selena are the ones of her wearing liner, mascara, a red lip and maybe a little blush. She looks effortlessly STUNNING, and that's exactly how I'd describe this collection," says Essence.

Which part of the makeup line are you most excited about? Tell us in the comments below!