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?

22 Comments on “MAC Selena Collection” »
  1. The only thing that caught my interest is the eyeshadow Selena, the lipsticks are not outstanding or unique imo. :-( I love how you blend the purple and brown together, Lisa, gorgeous!
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  2. That eyeshadow is stunning!! xx
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  3. Great review, and you are simply gorgeous as ever… seriously wish I had your cheeks! –
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  4. It’s so nice of your husband to be supportive of your passion for makeup!
    The eyeshadow is really pretty, and I obviously really like the deep wine lipstick.
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  5. This eyeshadow is stunning !It is my favourite product from the collection !
    I love your photos :)

  6. Wow, impressive that you got your hands on these. This collection has been SO hyped… I don’t get it? None of the shades jump out to me but I do like the purple packaging (purple is my favourite colour!) The eye shadow colour is really pretty too – I like the eye look you created with it.

    • Yeah I think it was mostly fans who have been wanting the collection for a while now. I just would have liked to see them put in a little more effort. But I really do like the purple packaging too. I love purple anything! Thank you! :)

  7. You are gorgeous and love the way you blended purple with brown. The lippies are not exciting at all and I get your point Lisa.
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  8. That eyeshadow is gorgeous! I have to agree with you about the collection overall, though. It has some nice products, but nothing particularly wows me.
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  9. Selena shade looks gorgeous on you, I agree with everyone here that lipsticks are not that amazing as this eyeshadow is. :)
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  10. Such a beautiful collection! I love that MAC is releasing a lot of collections like this lately. I mean how could you not buy a ‘Selena’ collection?! The colours look really pretty on you too. Hope you are having a great week!


    • Yes, exactly! I’m pretty excited about a few others that are coming out. Even their holiday collection is beautiful! Hope you had a great week too, Emily! :)

  11. If actually not intended to purchase anything from this collection but when I wandered into my local
    MAC last weekend they’d just gotten the collection (we are an international jurisdiction so the collections come in a little later). The packaging was so pretty that I picked up the blush/bronzer duo and a lipstick. But now you’ve got me thinking about that eyeshadow!
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  12. Awesome Collection. Thanks for sharing.
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