MAC Selena Collection Swatches

Tuesday 27 September 2016
MAC Selena Collection December 28th
#MACSelena Collection
EDIT: This collection is re-launching on December 28th, 2016!

Launching online October 1st and in-store October 6th, the MAC Selena Collection celebrates the vivacity of the Mexican-American singer, Selena Quintanilla. This collection has been much anticipated and also requested throughout the years. It is super cool to see that MAC was listening and delivered! This collection was curated with Selena's sister which makes it feel so special and personal. 
The entire collection is a gorgeous bright/royal purple which I think is super unique and inline with the colours that were in during Selena's life without looking dated. 
If you'd like to see the collection in action I use it in this video
MAC Selena Techo Cumbia Blush
MAC Selena Techo Cumbia Blush 
The first item I have from this collection is the MAC Selena Techo Cumbia Matte Blush ($29 US/$34 CAD). It looks more like a blush/bronzer duo to me! That being said, as you will see in the swatches below the "bronzer" portion swatches much more red on the skin, but then in application it looks semi-cool toned on the skin. I honestly found this a little confusing and still can't determine exactly how I prefer to use it. It looks so cool toned in the pan! 
MAC Selena Techo Cumbia Blush Swatch
MAC Selena Techo Cumbia Swatches
As you'll see, the blush has better pigmentation than expected but the "bronzer is quite stiff in the pan. If you purchase this I think it is going to be up to you and your skintone/undertone as to how you prefer to use it. It does look kind of bruise like in the swatch but it does not come off that way on the face. This makes the product super versatile and don't forget, it can be used as eyeshadow too. 
MAC Selena blush bronzer
MAC Selena Techo Cumbia Matte Blush
#macselena second launch
#MACSelena Blush 
MAC Selena Como La Flor Lipstick
MAC Selena Como La Flor Lipstick
Although I am a 90s baby, I do somewhat remember Selena. More so I remember Jennifer Lopez always being compared to her. What I do remember of her I know she wore a lot red lipstick, and the MAC Selena Como La Flor ($18 US/22 CAD) seems to be a great representation of what she wore. 
MAC Selena Como La Flor Lipstick Swatch
MAC Selena Red Lipstick
Como La Flor is an Amplified finish which has tons of pigment, and a nice creamy formula. I recommend a lip liner if you are afraid of it moving around, or you can blot after application. 
MAC Selena dupe
MAC Selena Dupes
As you can see above, MAC R.E.D is a pretty close dupe for MAC Como La Flor although it is slightly cooler toned. MAC Ruby Woo is a Retro Matte Formula but the color is quite close and Lady Danger has a ton more orange in it. 
mac selena brush
MAC Selena 129 Short Handle Brush
This is the short handle version of the MAC 129 Powder/Blush Brush ($35 US/ $42 CAD). I think that this brush is incredibly versitle and can be used for powder and blush as MAC recommends but it could also do bronzer and highlight. It has a great amount of density, but not so much that it is going to pack on too much product, it can place product and then blend it out like a dream. 
mac selena tutorial
Wearing MAC Selena Collection! 

*These products were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own of course! 


  1. love this colection & it looks really great on you

    1. Thanks so much!! Will you be purchasing anything from the collection?

  2. Ruby Woo is a favorite of mine too, Como La Flor is nice and bright, definitely more moisturizing too hah!

  3. So sleepless here. Would love to see a video with tips on how to look more awake...covering dark circles,etc. Thanks!

  4. So sleepless here. Would love to see a video with tips on how to look more awake...covering dark circles,etc. Thanks!