Selena Quintanilla, the beloved Mexican-American Tejano singer who was tragically murdered back in 1995, still has a loyal and vociferous fan base. They’re so vociferous, in fact, that they convinced MAC via a Change.org petition and a relentless social media campaign to release a makeup collection in her honor. Last summer the brand announced that it would do so, working with the late singer’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla.
MAC was vague about details at the time, but today there’s a sneak peek at the collection as well as the news that it will launch in October. The image shows a red lipstick, one of the singer’s signature beauty looks. Selena’s widower, Chris Perez, said on his Facebook page, “It is an exact color match of one of Selena’s… taken from her personal makeup case that she used to take on the road.” Selena’s sister Suzette said via a press release, “I wanted the colors to be about her personally, what she wore on and offstage. She has been gone for 21 years already, and for this collaboration to happen, it’s pretty much incredible. It just shows the love her fan base has even though she’s gone; that her music still lives on and her legacy has grown tremendously since she’s passed. It’s a great honor to have M¡¤A¡¤C collaborate with Selena’s name and her fans ¡ª¡± FOR her fans.”