A bright red lip is a beauty staple, and the one on the pout of the late great Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla is so much more: It's iconic. And now it's a commemorative collection.
Based off the success of an online petition galvanized by the singer's dieheard fan base (which includes myself and Drake), MAC Cosmetics announced today it would be developing a Selena-inspired collection for 2016 release, Harper's Bazaar reports. As the company's Senior Vice President, James Gager expressed,
"Selena's talent and beauty, inside and out have, have left a colourful, meaningful impact in the world, that has continued to grow over the last two decades. We have heard the passion and enthusiasm from her fans and wholeheartedly agree that her legacy embodies M.A.C.'s philosophy. We are so excited to announce a Selena inspired M.A.C collection debuting in the latter part of 2016."
And while the company didn't release mock-ups of the product-line, we at least have make up artist's Jose Antonio Figueroa's Photoshopped prototypes to consider.
The makeup artist/Selena aficionado posted them on his Instagram account months ago, and the designs caused an online sensation and was part of what drove fans to initiate the aforementioned petition. The campaign and eventual collection is not only a wonderful testament to Selena's enduring legacy as a beauty icon, but also a manifestation of the late singer's dream.
As her sister, Suzette Quintanilla revealed,
"I am so excited that M.A.C Cosmetics will be releasing a collection in honor of my sister Selena. Helping to create this collection brings me back to all those late night conversations on our tour bus when she spoke of having her own makeup line one day. If Selena were here she would be beyond ecstatic to have this happening. History is being made."
Marjon Carlos is a style and culture writer for Fusion who boasts a strong turtleneck game and opinions on the subjects of fashion, gender, race, pop culture, and men's footwear.