MAC x Selena Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC x Selena Collection
MAC x Selena Collection

MAC Missing My Baby Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “light pinky nude beige [with a Matte finish].” It’s a soft, light-medium, pink with strong, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, blendable, and easy to work with. I was surprised that it did not darken too much on bare lids, nor did it become dry or patchy. On me, the color wore well for seven and a half hours. MAC Frisco (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). YSL Paris #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Beautiful (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). KVD Beauty Plum (Base) (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Cotton Candy (GPV1 #18) (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Sydney Grace Embrace (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pink Sands (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Rose #9 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Flamingo (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Insolent Rose #3 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Lotus (185CM) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop On the List (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M806 Antique Pink (P, $17.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Rose de Mai (P, $29.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Too-Too (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Lethal Cosmetics Archetype (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Happydaze (PiP, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Rose Ave (PiP, $4.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Juju (LE, $4.50) is darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Valentine (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “bright warm pink [with a Satin finish].” It’s a muted, medium pink with warm, yelow undertones and barely-there gold shimmer. It looked more matte on the lid than satin, as there wasn’t much shimmer or sheen, and the dustier, thinner texture made it look drier and flatter, like a matte finish, on the eye. The pigmentation was semi-sheer, and it was very prone to sheering out and applying unevenly. I would recommend a tacky base underneath this one to help it pop and apply better. It lasted for six and a half hours before fading noticeably. Anastasia Love (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Sushi Flower (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Lily (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S812 Tea Pink (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sydney Grace Embrace (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Faithful (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Paris #3 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Rose #9 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Quadrille #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Secret Santa (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Insolent Rose #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Soul Mates (Deep) (PiP, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Made U Blush (PiP, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Bloody Mary (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Juju (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M806 Antique Pink (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Pretty Dainty (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Giulietta (PiP, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Palpitation (104) (LE, $29.50) is darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Venusian Orchid (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Selena Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as an “intense pearly violet [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a slightly brightened, medium-dark purple with warm, pinkish undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation that covered well, and it adhered nicely to bare skin. The texture was firmer in the pan, so I would recommend using a denser or firmer brush with this one. The eyeshadow blended out without trouble on the skin, and it wore for eight hours before creasing very faintly. ColourPop Majesty (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle Berry (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop That's Deep (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #10 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I-90 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Amethyst (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Badlands (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Violet Impact (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sydney Grace Amethyst (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Wham Bam (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Coloured Raine Pomeberry (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay 1985 (DC, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Gemstone (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Sugarpill Hysteric (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Pat McGrath Night Creature (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Luv That 4 U (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Metalhead (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Huda Beauty Gemstone #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Alluring (LE, ) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Smokes (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC No Me Queda Mas Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “warm dusty brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with warmer, yellowish undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, not too thin or too dense, and easy to work with on bare skin. It blended out beautifully and applied with true-to-pan coverage, as it was very pigmented. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. Ciate On Fire (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Tan Lines (DC, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Rebel (PiP, )(100% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Sephora Cocoa (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Unspoken (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Mocha Minded (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). ColourPop That Sax (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Date Eyes (Enhance) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Milk Chocolate (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Lil' Boat (DC, $4.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). KVD Beauty Revelation (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cabin Fever (DC, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Zoeva Substitute for Love (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Is It the Beat Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep black [with a Matte finish].” It’s a deep, cool black with an almost bluish/gray cast paired with a matte finish. The consistency was smooth, very finely-milled, but there was denseness to it that made it adhere well to the skin. It was far, far superior to MAC’s Carbon in the permanent range and reminded me more of the feel of Typographic, though not quite as silky. It had good pigmentation, but you could still use just the barest tap and build up color if you wanted to darken the crease and be able to blend it out without it turning patchy. It wore well for eight hours on me. Smashbox Big Night (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Noir (PiP, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Punk (PiP, )(95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #5 (DC, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Structured Satin (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Point 'n' Shoot (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seduce Glow (Smoke) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Black Leather (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Obscur (816) (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 12 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Let's Do It (P, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). KVD Beauty Jet (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Modern Glamour #3 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Untitled (PiP, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Lune Noire (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Serious (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Moskova #3 (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Black Sugar (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The MAC x Selena collection will be available online September 28th for MAC Select members and October 1st for all others. It will be in select store locations on October 6th–call your local store to find out if they will be one of those locations.

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MAC Missing My Baby Eyeshadow
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MAC Selena Eyeshadow
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MAC No Me Queda Mas Eyeshadow
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MAC Is It the Beat Eyeshadow
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Katherine T. Avatar

I need to get my hands on that Selena purple shadow!! It’s gorgeous. *grabby hands* And while I don’t follow Tejano music, I remember the huge outpouring of grief when she died, and it’s great she’s still touching people so many years later through her music, story, and now her makeup collection. And I will be trying to dupe your eye look with the rest of my stash!

Ginny Avatar

Even though initial swatches of this collection looked good I didn’t think I would end up getting anything. After your reviews I kind of want the lipglass, Amor Prohibido lipstick, and Missing my Baby e/s. Yikes! I haven’t fallen for a MAC collection in a while. I wonder if they have good stock of this.

Racquel Avatar

These eyeshadows performed very well. 4 out of 5 isn’t bad. I am defintely picking up all of them except the pink satin shade. The pigmentation is horrible and for 17.00 I shouldn’t have to work that hard to make it work. Great review like always.

kjh Avatar

The purple is the clear winner. Glad this collection turned out so well. Selena’s family must be weeping. Mac approached this and manufactured this collection well. It turned out to be well crafted and a proper tribute. (if you heard a whisper of not like some, you’re right!)

BonnieBBon Avatar

It’s finally almost here and it’s good!!! YAAAAAAAAAAY! And the purple is terrific! A cosmetic miracle! From mac! I can’t stop with the !!! Lol I’m just so excited.
This email was buried between two blocks of ads and I just found it. Thank goodness I didn’t order that Lorac palette last night! I’m going big on this one :::giddy with anticipation:::

MimiJoy Avatar

Simply love it!
And it suits you beautifully <3
I have a MAC gift card ready and I have no fear to use it! Hopefully it will be released soon in Italy too.

savvy_siren Avatar

The Selena collection is back up on Nordstrom. I ordered my must-haves before getting out of bed this morning! Lol. I internalized not being able to grab them, as I dreamed about not getting my hands on them last night. Get ’em while they’re available!

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