How Selena’s MAC Collection Could’ve Been More Celebratory

Plenty of desirable, limited edition collections have rolled out of MAC Cosmetics for as long as I have loved makeup. (That’s a good twelve years now we’re talking about. It was all lip gloss, shimmery shadow and black eyeliner that wasn’t cat-eyed, back then. Wait a minute. That sounds tragic). Yet…I never could get my hands on the collections I wanted most. You name it, I … Continue reading How Selena’s MAC Collection Could’ve Been More Celebratory

Why Selena Quintanilla-Perez’s Makeup Was So Epic

Selena Quintanilla-Perez‘s makeup game was simple yet so fierce. By the time she and her family led band, Selena y Los Dinos, arrived on the Tejano music scene in 1990, her “look” was solidified even if the Texas-born, Mexican descent beauty didn’t know it! Strong, dark eyebrows (sometimes Marlene Dietrich style), top eyelids lined in black but not finished in cat-eye, and lips impeccably lined and … Continue reading Why Selena Quintanilla-Perez’s Makeup Was So Epic

#RedForSelena #SiempreSelena Today Marks the 20th Anniversary of Tejano Pop Singer Selena Quintanilla’s Passing

I remember when Selena passed away, back in 1995. I was so sad for her and her family. She was assassinated by her own fan club and boutique manager, Yolanda Salvidar, who is currently serving life imprisonment, with potential for parole in 2025. I was eight years old then. I couldn’t make sense of it at the time but that summer when my mother and … Continue reading #RedForSelena #SiempreSelena Today Marks the 20th Anniversary of Tejano Pop Singer Selena Quintanilla’s Passing