Selena Quintanilla fans finally have reason to be excited. The MAC Selena lipstick collection is almost here.
Kylie Jenner might be known for her plump, full lips. But the Lip Kit queen hardly invented the perpetually puckered up look. Before Jenner, there was Selena. Yes, it has been more than two decades since she died. But her fan base remains as loyal as ever. And they will soon be rewarded.
According to Teen Vogue, MAC Cosmetics will be coming out with a multi-product line dedicated to the Latina superstar very soon. MAC made the announcement on social media earlier this week. The cosmetics giant also gave fans a first look of the “Como La Flor” lipstick. The lip shade will be named after one of Selena’s biggest singles. “Selena’s vivacious music and style lives on through the passion of her fans,” MAC explained.
Selena’s sister, Suzette, helped curate the collection. “I wanted the colors to be about her personality, what she wore on and offstage,” Suzette told Billboard. “She has been gone for 21 years already…For this collaboration to happen, it’s pretty much incredible. It just shows the love her fan base has even though she’s gone…her music still lives on and her legacy has grown tremendously since she’s passed,” she said.
The line is all thanks to a super fan who launched a petition onfor MAC Cosmetics to honor Selena. Tens of thousands of people signed the petition. And MAC listened. “Como La Flor will be a “bright pink/almost red” lipstick. It will give fans the bright red lip that, as Teen Vogue reported, Selena was quite famous for.
Will the MAC Selena lipstick collection be better than Kylie’s Lip Kits? Fans will have to wait a few months to find out. The collection will not come out until October 2016.