MAC x SELENA QUINTANILLA

Selena

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Selena Quintanilla’s passing and fans are more passionate than ever!

With a growing obsession over Selena’s signature beauty look, accompanied by TONS of YouTube tutorials, back in Feburary a Change.org petition was created with the hopes of MAC cosmetics creating a line inspired by the singer.

37, 772 signatures later, MAC grants fans’ wishes with a MAC & Selena Quintanilla collection to be released the second half 2016.

Selena x MAC

The company’s decision came almost six months after fans first began to rally online for a MAC collection inspired by the late singer. Las Vegas-based make-up artist and Selena fan José Antonio Figueroa started the movement in January after he photo-shopped an image of Selena on a MAC lipstick and posted the photo on Instagram.

The image included the hashtag  #SelenaQuintanillaForMAC and quickly went viral.

Patty Rodriguez, a producer for “On Air With Ryan Seacrest,” then started a formal petition on Change.org to make a full collection, a reality. Rodriguez initially hoped to receive 5,000 signatures in support of a limited-edition collection in the singer’s name. But the time MAC announced the line on Thursday July 16, 2015, the petition had accrued nearly 38,000 signatures.

MAC originally responded to the petition in April, bringing hope to many with a statement acknowledging the “enthusiasm” of Selena fans and assuring them that all their feedback would be taken into consideration as new collaborations are planned.

Rumors that the company had reached out to Quintanilla’s sister, Suzette, to collaborate on the collection were also confirmed on Thursday. The singer’s sibling and bandmate spoke to People en Español exclusively on the collection.

“Helping create this collection takes me back to those late night chats on our tour bus, when [Selena] use to talk about some day having her own make up line,” Suzette said as part of her statement to the website.

“The talent and beauty, both physical and internal, of Selena has caused a significant and colorful impact on the world that has continued to grow during the last two decades,” James Gager, Creative Director for MAC James Gager, told People en Español. “We have paid attention to the passion and enthusiasm of her fans and whole heartedly recognize that her legacy personifies MAC’s philosophy.”

Fans took to Twitter to express their gratitude:

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>OH MY GOD. I need it all. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/MACSELENA?src=hash”>#MACSELENA</a&gt; <a href=”http://t.co/8A7VpFy0hY”>pic.twitter.com/8A7VpFy0hY</a></p>&mdash; Alyssa (@alyssaveronica_) <a href=”https://twitter.com/alyssaveronica_/status/621716535623553024″>July 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Shut up and take my money. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/macselena?src=hash”>#macselena</a&gt; <a href=”https://t.co/0kuV1OmCY1″>https://t.co/0kuV1OmCY1</a></p>&mdash; Alexa (@alexavogue) <a href=”https://twitter.com/alexavogue/status/621720706334752768″>July 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>So excited for this collection!!! <a href=”https://twitter.com/MACcosmetics”>@maccosmetics</a&gt; <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/MACSELENA?src=hash”>#MACSELENA</a&gt; <a href=”https://t.co/gZ28bo7ZIz”>https://t.co/gZ28bo7ZIz</a></p>&mdash; Sam Schuerman (@samschuerman) <a href=”https://twitter.com/samschuerman/status/623279245276614656″>July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>I do not care for MAC but if they are releasing a <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/MACSelena?src=hash”>#MACSelena</a&gt; make up line it will be mine !!!!</p>&mdash; Aℓaysa (@luxmoon_) <a href=”https://twitter.com/luxmoon_/status/623356161899626496″>July 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”><a href=”https://twitter.com/MACcosmetics”>@MACcosmetics</a&gt; I can’t wait for <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/MACSELENA?src=hash”>#MACSELENA</a&gt;!! If you need fresh faces for ad campaign, I’m your girl! <a href=”http://t.co/yLVBPTlsAI”>pic.twitter.com/yLVBPTlsAI</a></p>&mdash; feliznyc (@Feliize) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Feliize/status/623965077062991872″>July 22, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>My exact reaction when I woke up to the <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/MACSelena?src=hash”>#MACSelena</a&gt; news. 😍😫😭 <a href=”http://t.co/CnfF5vve36″>pic.twitter.com/CnfF5vve36</a></p>&mdash; Sandra (@sandraym) <a href=”https://twitter.com/sandraym/status/621721603827601408″>July 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Sources:

MACSelena & Buzzfeed

MACSelena & Huff Post

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