Tejano Sensation, Selena Quintanilla’s MAC Cosmetics Line Launched Thursday, Products Titled after Her Singles

Selena Quintanilla’s MAC Cosmetics Line

Tejano legend Selena Quintanilla’s new MAC Cosmetics line launched in Dallas, TX and Chicago, IL—fans of the late singer are eager to check out the collection at the NorthPark Center. Doors opened at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 7, and according to a Facebook event, over 600 people said they would attend to purchase items from the collection which includes lipsticks, eyeliner, eye shadows, makeup brushes, and other beauty products.

Selena’s cosmetics line first launched in her hometown, Corpus Christi, TX, just last week. Each of her products is named after one of her songs, as a tribute to her talent as a Latina performer. The line drew crowds on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago—people camped out overnight and waited in line until the store opened Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m.

Fans Line Up Hours

The first person in line, 30-year-old Christina Alonso, waited in the rain outside MAC and told the Chicago Tribune that she camped out for 12 hours. The woman behind her, Mercedes Gonzalez, said “(Selena) was everything for Hispanic little girls.” She planned to spend $600 to buy two sets of the entire collection. Jhosemelin Maxson was one of the few men who waited for the doors to open, and he said “My whole life we grew up listening to Selena, and she’s a big idol.”

Chicago Tribune spoke to several other excited fans who expressed how it felt as if Selena was part of their family because they grew up on her music. Fans have been anticipating the launch since its first announcement by MAC and Suzette Quintanilla, sister of the Latin sensation.

“Selena Collection Cosmetics Come to Dallas,” NBCDFW web site, October 6 2016; http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Selena-Collection-Cosmetics-Come-to-Dallas-396138441.html

Shropshire, C., “Fans wait overnight to purchase MAC’s Selena makeup line,” Chicago Tribune web site, October 7 2016; http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-mac-selena-makeup-1007-biz-20161007-story.html