MAC Selena La Reina Collection

June 8, 2020 | Beauty, MAC | 18 Comments »


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MAC Selena La Reina Collection

MAC Selena La Reina Collection

MAC Selena La Reina Collection

MAC Selena La Reina Collection

MAC Selena La Reina Collection

MAC Selena La Reina Collection

MAC Selena La Reina Collection

MAC Selena La Reina Collection

MAC Selena La Reina Collection

Swatches: La Leyenda, Dame Un Beso

I know it’s been a while since my last blog post. I keep saying how I have so much to share and I do. However, work was taking up most of my time. For the time being I have to take a step back. So I figured I’d take advantage of the free time. If I’m being honest I can use the distraction. My head is spinning just thinking about all of the horrific things happening in the world right now along with some unsettling news that I received just last week. If I can’t bake, I’ll have to blog. I have to do something.

A few years back MAC released the first Selena Collection. I was so excited and couldn’t wait to get my hands on the products. While I was very happy with my purchases, I remember feeling a little underwhelmed. So when I heard that MAC was releasing a second collection I was hoping for something more. I do feel like they stepped it up just a bit, but I’m still not completely satisfied. I was expecting bolder shades. More bling. More… I don’t know. Just more!

This time around I only purchased two items. I opted for one Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color in Dame Un Beso and the Extra Dimension Skinfinish in La Leyenda. Dame Un Beso is described as a raspberry pink. It applied nice and evenly. It made for a fairly comfortable wear, however I wouldn’t say it was the most comfortable. It’s a gorgeous shade though! La Leyenda is described as a rich gold on pearl. I absolutely love the rose! This piece right here is exactly what I envisioned for the perfect Selena Collection. So this piece was a must have for me. La Leyenda is the most beautiful highlighter. I’m sure many of us have quite a few gold highlighters in our collection, so unless you are a fan you probably don’t need this one. Then again can we ever have too many gold highlighters?

You can see the MAC Selena La Reina Collection in action below. I’m wearing Dame Un Beso on my lips and La Leyenda as my highlighter.

MAC Selena La Reina Collection

Overall, I’d have to say that while I was still hoping for more, I did love the pieces I purchased. And out of the two at least one of them was exactly what I had envisioned for the perfect Selena Collection. I still say they could have blinged out the lipsticks a bit more. While the shades are gorgeous, the packaging is pretty plain.

Did you purchase anything from the MAC Selena La Reina Collection?

Info

Product: MAC Selena La Reina Collection
Price: $23.00, $37.00
Purchase: maccosmetics.com

Look

Face: MAC Prep + Prime Skin, MAC Pro Longwear Foundation, Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, ColourPop Cat’s Eye Pressed Powder Blush, MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in La Leyenda, MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Eyes: ColourPop Sailor Moon Palette, ColourPop BFF Creme Gel Liner in Swerve, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Ash Brown Lips: MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color in Dame un Beso

MAC Selena Collection

October 17, 2016 | Beauty, MAC | 22 Comments »


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MAC Selena Collection

MAC Selena Collection

MAC Selena Collection

MAC Selena Collection

MAC Selena Collection

MAC Selena Collection

MAC Selena Collection

Swatches: Amor Prohibido, Dreaming of You, Selena

It’s been a while since I posted anything from MAC. But when I first heard about this collection last year I just knew I was going to need a few items. That almost didn’t happen though. When I first saw swatches I wasn’t exactly sold. The packaging is gorgeous! The purple really stands out in my collection! But the products didn’t really scream new and exciting. I just feel like I’ve seen these shades over and over and over again. And if I’m being honest I know I’ve got dupes in my collection somewhere. I really didn’t need any of it. Except that I did.

In the end I decided that I didn’t have an eyeshadow similar to Selena in my collection. And I don’t! Then I convinced myself that I couldn’t just get the eyeshadow. I needed at least ONE lipstick! Since everything sold out online in record time I had to go to the ONLY MAC counter in my area. And stalk. My husband and I were the second in line. But we were the first at the door we were standing at and that just so happened to be the door that was opened first. There was a long line in back of us. Most of us got what we wanted, but they sold out just after that line of 35+ people. I’m just glad that the only counter in the area actually had enough stock this time. Because that wasn’t at all the case with past launches.

Now onto the products! Selena is described as an intense pearly violet and is a veluxe pearl. It’s very soft and almost creamy. I swatched it wet to show how intense it can be. It’s a gorgeous shade! It lasted all day on me without creasing. Amor Prohibido is described as a pinky midtone brown and is a glaze. It was a pretty comfortable wear and lasted a few hours before I had to reapply. Dreaming of You is described as a deep wine and is a matte. It lasted a good 5 hours on me before wearing off. It probably would have lasted longer if I didn’t eat or drink. It left behind a slight stain. For a matte it was a really comfortable wear. Surprisingly it didn’t feel drying at all!

Overall I’m very happy with the products I purchased. I definitely have similar lipsticks in my collection, but I mostly purchased these items as a fan and a collector. Otherwise I would have skipped for sure. While I love that they created a Selena collection I feel that it could have been… better… more? I honestly envisioned something similar to the upcoming Mariah Carey collection. I think I just wanted to see something new and exciting. Especially since it was in the works for so long. Or so it seemed. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful collection! I just feel like a little more thought could have gone into it. But that’s just my opinion. Anyway, you can see these items in action below!

MAC Selena Collection

Amor Prohibido, Selena (on eyes)

MAC Selena Collection

Dreaming of You, Selena (on eyes)

If you weren’t able to get your hands on the collection, don’t worry! Last I heard it should be restocked sometime in January. Which isn’t too far off. Where has this year gone?

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick

May 4, 2015 | Beauty, MAC | 2 Comments »


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MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick

I finally broke in my MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick! I’ve been waiting for the perfect moment and with Spring finally here something as bright and cheery as this beauty just seemed fitting. The MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick is an amplified and described as a hot pink. They sure got the hot part right! This is a definite must have (for me anyway). It lasted well over 5 hours and felt super comfortable. I’m just going to go ahead and say that this is my favorite of all the Viva Glam lipsticks.

I’m not exactly a fan of Miley, but I gotta tell you, I wouldn’t mind seeing a Miley collection. I can see it being super trendy and BOLD! HINT, HINT, MAC.

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