Friday, October 7, 2016

Confessions of a Beauty Product Junkie: Selena for MAC

My haul

Anything for Selenas!

Since I was in Miami when the MAC's Selena makeup line was on sale online, I was determined to cop at least a lipstick from the special edition collection.
After work I stopped by my local Macy's to see if I could snag something, and luckily the line wasn't so bad.
The only things that were left were the three lipsticks: Como La Flor, Amor Prohibido and Dreaming of You and the bronzer. In line you were given a number and then a MAC girl was there to take your order, I was only allowed to buy one of each and if I wanted to more, I had to go back in line.
I ordered one of each.
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Before you judge, it wasn't all for me. I stopped at the department store on my way to my hair appointment. Since my stylist is one of my BFFs, I got the bronzer and Como La Flor for her, while I kept the other two shades. Remember, I was lucky just to get one lipstick?

I was joking with friends that I was the only East-Indian in line for this, but it didn't matter to me. Yes, I wasn't aware of Selena's greatness when she was alive. Yes, I wasn't a fan until the movie starring Jennifer Lopez opened my eyes to Selena's talent and beauty.
However, I did understand why this was such a moment for fans of hers, especially the ones who have been riding with her since day 1.
This line all started when Selena fans started an online petition in 2015 asking the makeup giant to honor the late-Tejano superstar.

Months later, MAC answered the call and announced the makeup would debut in October of 2016. The line worked closely with Selena's sister, Suzette, to make sure the line embodied her sister.
While I was in line I couldn't help BUT get emotional, especially when they started blasting her music from the speakers, because this was such a huge moment for a star whose life was taken way too soon. It's incredible this happened 21 years after her untimely death.
I'm sure she was definitely smiling down on this entire event to know that all of her fans still love her and that she has gained some new ones since she left earth. 
What also touched me is her sister's instagram post on the day of the in-store launch.

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RIP Selena.

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