MAC Cosmetics to Release Brand New Selena-Inspired Collection

Selena’s legendary style lives on… And, you can own a part of it. 

MAC Cosmetics has announced that a brand new makeup collection inspired by La Reina de la Musica Tejana will be released in April, honoring Selena’s 25 year legacy.

Selena

“Selena and M·A·C Cosmetics are back together! Get ready for an all NEW collection launching in April to celebrate the Queen of Tejano’s life and legacy! Stay tuned for this iconic collection,” expressed a post on Selena’s official Facebook account. 

This is the second time the brand is honoring the late Mexican-American singer through beauty products. 

In 2016, fans were blessed with a makeup collection that embodied Selena’s style, including her signature red lipstick and an eye shadow palette named after some of her emblematic songs, like “Como La Flor,” “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” and “No Me Queda Mas.”

The limited-edition collection released in 2016 was tenderly curated by Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla. “I wanted the colors to be about her personally, what she wore on and offstage,” Quintanilla said in a previous press statement. 

The new MAC collaboration comes on the heels of a Selena tribute concert taking place on May 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Presented by Q ProductionsSelena XXV-Veinticinco Años counts with a star-studded lineup including Pitbull, Los Tucanes de TijuanaA.B. Quintanilla III Los Kumbia AllstarzBecky G, and Ally Brooke, and more.

MAC Cosmetics to Replenish Its Limited Edition Selena Collection

MAC CosmeticsSelena collection is getting a refill…

The cosmetics line has announced plans to restock of the brand’s limited edition Selena Quintanilla collection, back by popular demand.

Selena Quintanilla

Originally requested via an online change.org petition from her fans back in February 2015, the 14 piece collection finally launched this past October with colors named after the legendary late Tejano singer’s biggest hits, including a deep, wine-red lipstick called “Dreaming of You“, a dusty-pinky beige eyeshadow named “Missing My Baby” — and, of course, MAC‘s signature Lipglass in a sheer pink with silverly flakes, named after Selena’s ubiquitous “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.”.

All products, except Liquid Eye Liner in Boot Black, will be available for purchase Wednesday, December 28 at 12:01am EST on maccosmetics.com, and in stores everywhere in the U.S and Canada on Thursday, December 29.

Selena Inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame

She’ll forever be known as La Reina de la Musica Tejana… And, now Selena Quintanilla is an official Texas legend.

The late Tejano singer was among the five iconic women who were inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame over the weekend.

Selena Quintanilla

Along with the rest of Selena’s many historic accomplishments — like introducing the Tejano genre into mainstream music — she was notably recognized by the Texas governor for “shattering stereotypes and expectations, proving the impossible is always possible.”

Her sister Suzette Quintanilla accepted the award on behalf of Selena and her family.

“My sister once said that the goal isn’t to love forever, but to create something that will. Today is a testament to those words. I stand up here today with so many emotions and all of these beautiful memories in my heart that I would love to share with you guys but that would take a long time,” she said as she held back the tears. “As you all know Selena was such a unique person who embodied so much for being so young. Selena was a very kind and caring person that had an infectious smile and laughter.”

A Grammy winner and owner of a clothing line and a boutique-salon, Selena was shot and killed by the founder of her first fan club on March 31, 1995 at the age of 23. The Texas-born singer was a pioneer for many artists as she seamlessly crossed over from the Spanish market and into the English market.

Before her untimely death in 1995, she had started work on an English-language crossover album. Dreaming of You was released posthumously and became the best-selling Latin album of all time, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and selling 175,000 copies on its very first day of release.

Shortly after her death, the star’s story was brought to life in the biopic Selena starring Jennifer Lopez.

Most recently, MAC Cosmetics launched their Selena-inspired make up line, which sold out online in a matter of hours. The highly anticipated collection, which includes lipsticks, eye shadows and blush, is now available in MAC stores.

Prince Royce to Perform at Launch of MAC Cosmetics’ Selena-Inspired Collection

Prince Royce is headed to Selena country…

The 27-year-old Dominican American singer will serve as the special guest performer for a day-long product experience to launch MAC CosmeticsSelena Quintanilla-inspired collection.

Prince Royce

The launch event will occur in the late Tejano legend’s hometown of Corpus Christi on September 30.

Royce will perform throughout the day, along with confirmed DJs like Valissa, Lola Langusta, Val Fleury and Posso.

The Quintanilla family is also set to perform.

The free event will take place at the American Bank Center in partnership with Dillard’s departments store, where fans will be able to get their hands on the Selena MAC multi-product collection, including lipsticks, blush, eye shadows and more.

The makeup line honoring the “Amor prohibido” singer will hit MAC stores in October.

Carey Partners with MAC Cosmetics for Holiday-Themed Lipstick

Mariah Carey is ringing in the holidays in a MACtacular way…

The 45-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer, the voice behind the insta-Christmas classic “All I Want for Christmas is You,” has partnered up with MAC Cosmetics to create a holiday-themed lipstick that will come in a sparkly champagne shade.

Mariah Carey x MAC

The shimmery nude lipstick is aptly called “All I Want.”

In a statement, Carey said, “The champagne, frosted ‘All I Want’ shade is elegant, sophisticated, and glamorous.”

Mariah's "All I Want" MAC Lipstick

Additionally, Carey has announced plans to release a full Mariah x MAC Beauty Icon collection in 2016.   

“Mariah is the over-the-top pop and beauty icon,” said MAC creative director James Gager. “Throughout the years we’ve all watched her with admiration and feel right now she is at her ultimate best. She exudes elegance, glamour, sophistication, and a sense of fun. Her ‘All I Want’ lipstick is the perfect frosty holiday shade and her Beauty Icon collection will be everything you think of when you think MAC and Mariah.”

Carey’s “All I Want” shade will be available online only at maccosmetics.com.

MAC Cosmetics to Launch Selena-Inspired Collection

The late Selena Quintanilla’s music and style legacy lives on…

The late Mexican-American music superstar, known as La Reina de la Musica Tejana, is getting her own makeup line, MAC Cosmetics has confirmed via Facebook.

Selena Quintanilla

“Selena’s talent and beauty, inside and out have left a colorful, meaningful impact in the world that has continued to grow over the last two decades,” MAC senior vice president James Gager said in a statement. “We have heard the passion and enthusiasm from her fans and wholeheartedly agree that her legacy embodies MAC’s philosophy. We are so excited to announce a Selena inspired MAC collection debuting in the latter part of 2016.”

Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla hinted that Selena’s estate and MAC were “working on something big” at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards. At the time she didn’t offer many details, but on Thursday she said, in the same press release, “I am so excited that MAC Cosmetics will be releasing a collection in honor of my sister Selena. 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. If Selena were here she would be beyond ecstatic to have this happening. History is being made.”

The company’s decision comes after a social media campaign by fans to bring the line to life, which included viral hashtags and a formal petition.

Earlier this year, a die-hard Selena fan named Patty Rodriguez started an online petition on change.org asking MAC for a line inspired by her idol, which drew thousands of supporters.

The line will debut in the second half of 2016.

Selena was shot to death in 1995 by the president of her fan club. This year, she would have been 44.

 

Hayek: The Golden Globes’ Top Trendsetting Beauty

The red carpet at this year’s Golden Globes was the place to witness some of the hottest beauty trends brought to vibrant life… And, Latina celebrities like Salma Hayek were ahead of the trend with their flawless skin, makeup and hair.

Hispanically Yours’ guest beauty editor Yara Ocasio—a Tampa Bay-based hair & makeup artist—paid close attention to all the action on la alfombra roja for an important trend spotting mission. And, the oh-so-talented Puerto Rican stylista shares her thoughts on the night’s most fashion-forward looks that you should try yourself:

While watching the red carpet arrivals at the 69thAnnual Golden Globes, I spotted some fabulous looks, as well as some not so fabulous one. I think some of Hollywood’s bright stars need my number. Call me! (I’m whispering it while willing the phone to ring!)

While some Latina celebrities sported bright lips, others opted for neutral colors. But, what they all seemed to have in common… natural looking makeup. No one really elected to lay on the heavy makeup.

Here’s a look at my three standout starlets and the beauty trends they rocked:

Salma Hayek at the 2012 Golden Globes

Salma Hayek
There’s only one word to describe Salma Hayek… “Perfection!” The 45-year-old Mexican  actress—who was one of the night’s fashion standouts in her black and gold Gucci  gown—was my absolute favorite of the evening. Hayek dazzled in eye-catching eye makeup in shades of gold, brown and beige. She completed the simple-but-beautiful look with just a tad of blush and a perfect shade of lip color. And, can we talk about that hair? So soft and natural! And she rocked two tones like nobody’s business. Hayek’s beachy, loose waves were a definite theme of the night, with fellow actresses Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Biel and Laura Dern sporting the carefree but sexy look.

Naya Rivera at the 2012 Golden Globes

Naya Rivera
While Naya Rivera’s slinky grey dress with a dominating large seam down the front didn’t land her on many best-dressed lists, her face looked flawless. The 24-year-old part-Puerto Rican Glee star, the new spokesperson for Proactiv, has such a beautiful visage. Rivera elected to keep her eye makeup subtle and focusing more attention on the apples of her cheeks and her luscious lips. Personally, I’m a true fan of black hair and red lips. After all, the color red is one this season’s sexiest trends… And, it never gets old! One word: Stunning!

Sofia Vergara at the 2012 Golden Globes

Sofia Vergara
There’s no denying this sexy Latina, who gave one of the night’s most memorable acceptance speeches, looked spectacular. While Vergara’s eye makeup was kept to a minimum, the 39-year-old Colombian actress set fire to her lips with an oh-so-haute berry lip shade. The colors completely complimented her skin! And the Modern Family star wasn’t the only one rocking trendy and sexy fiery-red lips. Stars like Claire Danes and Missi Pyle joined suit! But Vergara, who looked stunning in her custom Vera Wang dress, did have one slight miss. Her hair left me slightly disappointed. Otherwise, she was thisclose to perfection.

So now that you’ve seen my top three Golden (Globes) girls, here’s some advice to help you be an absolute beauty…

Never be afraid of makeup, try something new as often as possible; you might just fall in love with that new shade. And, don’t forget the hair completes the look. But most of all, remember to always make it your own!

Yara OcasioYara Ocasio, one of Tampa Bay’s rising beauty stars, is a double-threat makeup artist and hair designer who had a passion for beauty, fun designs and an eye for fashion since she was a youngster. A licensed cosmetologist with more than seven years experience, Ocasio has had a fascination with makeup since she started modeling at the age of 15. And she has been doing makeup ever since. Ocasio has extensive training and has worked with Mary Kay, Guerlain, Bare Escentuals and MAC Cosmetics. After working for different ​​​​​​cosmetics companies and hair salons, she decided to venture out on her own launch El Shaddai Makeup and Hair Designs, a company that focuses on special events like commercial and editorial photo shoots and commercials, weddings, quinces, fashion shows and more. She has even created how-to videos for Tyra Banks’ website typef.com. Click here to visit El Shaddai’s Facebook page.