Thursday, September 22, 2016

MAC Selena Lipsticks in "Dreaming of You" & Como La Flor": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
For Fall 2016, MAC has an amazing color makeup collection inspired by Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla. Curated by Selena's sister's Suzette, the MAC Selena Collection has a trio of beautiful lip colors ($22.20 CAD) and today I have some swatches of the two reds for you. To read on, click.......
MAC Selena Lipsticks
The MAC Selena lipsticks come in beautiful soft purple matte tubes. The base of the tube has "Selena" embossed in a shimmery print. I really love that they went with a special-edition packaging; fans of Selena would definitely appreciate the customized touch.
MAC Selena Lipsticks
Dreaming of You (Matte): A deep wine red, this is a gorgeous lipstick with a silky and lightweight formulation. With more of a soft satin finish, Dreaming of You feels very moisturizing and comfortable. The pigmentation is fantastic as well, the color builds to a completely matte coverage with just a couple of swipes.
Como La Flor (Amplified): This is a semi-sheer bright cherry red with subtle sparkles. The formulation is not super pigmented but it is very buildable to a mostly opaque finish. The color is very moisturizing, almost gel-like and it has a beautiful sheen. The wear is definitely not as good as Dreaming of You but the color leaves a nice soft stain on the lips.

Overall, these two colors are really wonderful both in terms of pigmentation and texture. I would recommend Dreaming of You for those looking for something a little vampier and Como La Flor for those that prefer a brighter, fresher pop of color.
MAC Selena Lipsticks
MAC Selena Lipstick in "Dreaming of You"
MAC Selena Lipstick in "Como La Flor"
MAC Selena is available starting October 6th in stores and online.