It’s been 21 years since Selena Quintanilla Perez was gunned down by her former fan club president, but her star shines brighter than ever.
And now, her fans have one more way to remember her.
MAC is introducing a Selena-inspired makeup collection that will launch this fall, her sister Suzette Quintanilla announced on Twitter. Though details are scarce, the collection — curated by Suzette — features the singer’s signature colors, including “Como La Flor,” an exact match of the red lipstick she was known for. The packaging will be royal purple emblazoned with the singer’s signature.
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A preview of Como La Flor lipstick, one of the products from the upcoming #MACSelena collection! @selenaqofficial 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. "I wanted the colours to be about her personally, what she wore on and offstage," says Suzette. "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 M·A·C collaborate with Selena's name and her fans – FOR her fans." Available October 2016! ___________________________________________________ Este es un vistazo del Lipstick Como La Flor, ¡uno de los productos de la próxima colección #MACSelena! La música vibrante y el estilo de @selenaqofficial a través de la pasión de sus fans y de su impacto en la belleza y la cultura latina. #MACSelena es una colaboración de maquillaje inspirada por la devoción de todos aquellos que siguen siendo tocados por la joven leyenda, curada con ternura por la propia hermana de Selena, Suzette Quintanilla: "Quería que los colores representaran su personalidad, lo que usaba dentro y fuera del escenario", dice Suzette. “Ya han pasado 21 años desde que ella se ha ido, y que esta colaboración sucediera, es casi increíble. Esto sólo demuestra el amor que sus verdaderos fans le tienen a pesar de que dejó de estar con nosotros; que su música sigue viva y su legado ha crecido enormemente desde que ella se fue. Es un gran honor que M·A·C colabore con el nombre de Selena y sus fans – PARA sus fans.” ¡Disponible en octubre 2016 en ciertos mercados!
“I wanted the colors to be about her personally, what she wore on and off stage,” Suzette said in a statement, according to People.
The collection has been rumored for years, but never materialized until now. “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,” Suzette continued. “It’s a great honor to have MAC collaborate with Selena’s name and her fans — for her fans.”
Selena was a fashion and beauty mogul in the making, with several successful boutiques open when she was killed in 1995. The MAC collection continues her dream, Suzette said.
“Helping to create this collection brings me back to all those late-night conversations on our tour bus when she spoke of having her own makeup line one day,” Suzette says. “If Selena were here she would be beyond ecstatic to have this happening. History is being made.”