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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. bareMinerals Beautiful (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Frisco (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). YSL Paris #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Base) (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rose de Mai (P, $29.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #18 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Pink Sands (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Flamingo (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Lotus (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M806 Antique Pink (P, $17.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Too-Too (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Happydaze (PiP, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Juju (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Say I Do (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S812 Tea Pink (DC, $21.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Always (PiP, ) is lighter (80% similar). 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. MAC Sushi Flower (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Love (LE, $12.00) is lighter (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). MAC Pretty Dainty (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Quadrille #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Paris #3 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Douce France #2 (DC, $25.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Secret Santa (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M806 Antique Pink (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Juju (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Bloody Mary (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Palpitation (104) (LE, $29.50) is darker (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Bolero (PiP, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Tickle (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). 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. Too Faced Jingle Berry (LE, $16.00) is lighter (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). Colour Pop Badlands (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Violet Impact (LE, $17.00) is cooler (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 (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Violet Cassis (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Night Creature (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Gemstone (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Huda Beauty Gemstone #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Metalhead (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Smokes (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Alluring (LE, ) is more muted (85% similar). LORAC Meditation (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sugarpill Hysteric (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced TF Mascot (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). 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. Makeup Geek Tan Lines (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Rebel (PiP, )(100% similar). Sephora Cocoa (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Milk Chocolate (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Unspoken (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Mocha Minded (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Lil' Boat (DC, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Revelation (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cabin Fever (P, $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. Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 12 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Jet (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Black Leather (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Big Night (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Structured Satin (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Punk (PiP, )(95% similar). Colour Pop Let's Do It (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Obscur (816) (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Noir (PiP, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Point 'n' Shoot (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Lune Noire (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #5 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Silver Screen #2 (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Chocolate (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain L'Heure de Nuit #5 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Black Sugar (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Serious (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Tuxedo (LE, $23.00) is lighter (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
MAC Missing My Baby Eyeshadow

MAC Missing My Baby Eyeshadow
MAC Missing My Baby Eyeshadow

MAC Missing My Baby Eyeshadow
MAC Missing My Baby Eyeshadow

MAC Missing My Baby Eyeshadow
MAC Missing My Baby Eyeshadow

MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos Eyeshadow
MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos Eyeshadow

MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos Eyeshadow
MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos Eyeshadow

MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos Eyeshadow
MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos Eyeshadow

MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos Eyeshadow
MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos Eyeshadow

MAC Selena Eyeshadow
MAC Selena Eyeshadow

MAC Selena Eyeshadow
MAC Selena Eyeshadow

MAC Selena Eyeshadow
MAC Selena Eyeshadow

MAC Selena Eyeshadow
MAC Selena Eyeshadow

MAC No Me Queda Mas Eyeshadow
MAC No Me Queda Mas Eyeshadow

MAC No Me Queda Mas Eyeshadow
MAC No Me Queda Mas Eyeshadow

MAC No Me Queda Mas Eyeshadow
MAC No Me Queda Mas Eyeshadow

MAC No Me Queda Mas Eyeshadow
MAC No Me Queda Mas Eyeshadow

MAC Is It the Beat Eyeshadow
MAC Is It the Beat Eyeshadow

MAC Is It the Beat Eyeshadow
MAC Is It the Beat Eyeshadow

MAC Is It the Beat Eyeshadow
MAC Is It the Beat Eyeshadow

MAC Is It the Beat Eyeshadow
MAC Is It the Beat Eyeshadow

MAC Is It the Beat Eyeshadow
MAC Is It the Beat Eyeshadow

MAC Is It the Beat Eyeshadow
MAC Is It the Beat Eyeshadow

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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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Again, all of these are gorgeous and wish I could get them all! Definitely going for Selena, with Fotos Y Recuerdos to use as a blending/transition shade for Selena or to use as a soft pink lid shade. I always use primer, so I do believe it will work for me. I also love Missing My Baby, though!

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!

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.

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.

It is definitely a cooler-toned black, but it is black to my eye (and that jives with the official description). Weird, though, as I would expect bloggers to have the same batch from samples.

I actually want all of the eyeshadows. It is a pity that the satiny pink isn’t good, but I always use a primer so it might just work quite well. Selena is super gorgeous, a good purple, I wonder if I should try to get two 🙂

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!)

I’m so relieved the signature purple performed nicely, I don’t know if I’ll shell out the extra dollars for the packaging but it sure is tempting!

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:::

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.

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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