MAC x Selena Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Amor Prohibido Lipstick
MAC Amor Prohibido Lipstick

MAC Amor Prohibido Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pinky mid-tone brown [with a Glaze finish].” It’s a muted, medium plummy brown with warm undertones and a soft, natural sheen with faint pearl. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage, which is in line with the Glaze finish (it is similar to a Lustre finish but has more body and less shimmer). This shade lasted for three and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Hourglass Achiever (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Bear (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Jicky (DC, $37.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Nude (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Shanghai Spice (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Benefit La La Land (DC, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Berry (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Revlon Pink Truffle (DC, $7.49) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Mayflower (DC, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Tolede (DC, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Guerlain Air Kiss (304) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is brighter (85% similar). Burberry Fawn (05) (P, $34.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Buxom Dolly (DC, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Liar (P, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (PiP, $28.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (DC, $28.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Toasty (LE, $6.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Como La Flor Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “muted cherry red [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a brighter, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a fine dusting of ruby red micro-shimmer paired with a soft sheen. It had a thinner consistency than most Amplified finish lipsticks, and it wasn’t quite as opaque (it was mostly opaque, but you could see my lip freckle come through). The lipstick was easy to apply and distributed color evenly on the lips without tugging. It wore well for over six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Chanel Memoire (224) (P, $37.00) is glossier (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Oh Miley (200) (P, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) (P, $38.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $34.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Chanel No. 02 (LE, $38.00) is brighter (95% similar). Hourglass Icon (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (DC, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel No. 01 (LE, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Russian Doll (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (DC, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is more muted (95% similar). Pat McGrath Major Red (DC, $40.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Miami Vice (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop JujuRouge (LE, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Naomi (LE, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (DC, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Hot Like (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Dreaming of You Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep wine [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark reddish burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good, opaque coverage paired with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was comfortable to apply and to wear over a six-hour period. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating when I wore it. Givenchy Pourpre Defile (P, $37.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist (P, $55.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Bam (LE, $7.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Tiana (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). NARS Charlotte (P, $34.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Shiseido Curious Cassis (RD620) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Diva (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Endless Drama (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mistletoe (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath 35MM (DC, $40.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Unknown Pleasures (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte High Dive (P, $21.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Red Berry (P, $37.00) is glossier (90% similar). Milani I Am Strong (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Me First (38) (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Cashing Out (PiP, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass You Inspire (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $55.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Josephine (LE, $34.00) is darker, 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 Amor Prohibido Lipstick
MAC Amor Prohibido Lipstick

MAC Amor Prohibido Lipstick
MAC Amor Prohibido Lipstick

MAC Amor Prohibido Lipstick
MAC Amor Prohibido Lipstick

MAC Amor Prohibido Lipstick
MAC Amor Prohibido Lipstick

MAC Amor Prohibido Lipstick
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MAC Como la Flor Lipstick
MAC Como la Flor Lipstick

MAC Como la Flor Lipstick
MAC Como la Flor Lipstick

MAC Como la Flor Lipstick
MAC Como la Flor Lipstick

MAC Como la Flor Lipstick
MAC Como la Flor Lipstick

MAC Como la Flor Lipstick
MAC Como la Flor Lipstick

MAC Como la Flor Lipstick
MAC Como la Flor Lipstick

MAC Dreaming of You Lipstick
MAC Dreaming of You Lipstick

MAC Dreaming of You Lipstick
MAC Dreaming of You Lipstick

MAC Dreaming of You Lipstick
MAC Dreaming of You Lipstick

MAC Dreaming of You Lipstick
MAC Dreaming of You Lipstick

MAC Dreaming of You Lipstick
MAC Dreaming of You Lipstick

MAC Dreaming of You Lipstick
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On face:
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  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Becca Rose Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfecto
  • MAC Techno Cumbia Blush Duo
On eyes:
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  • MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos Eyeshadow
  • MAC Selena Eyeshadow
  • MAC No Me Queda Mas Eyeshadow
  • MAC Is It the Beat Eyeshadow
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It’s neat – it’s more unique than I thought it would be. It’s lighter than a lot of burgundy shades and not quite as warm-toned.

Ugh! I wish I could get ALL 3! But at most, I can only do 2 without it digging into what I intend to buy from the rest of the collex. So….definitely Como La Flor, and probably Amor Prohibido. Dreaming Of You is a stunner, but with MAC Diva, Deep Love and UD Disturbed, and a few other burgundies? I just don’t know.

I’m surprised that out of this lot, it’s actually Amor Prohibido that’s catching my eye. Perfect semi-opaque nude shade, just close enough to neutral to not pull too warm on us cool-toned ladies. (I know my Spanish is years rusty, but I’m pretty sure the name means Forbidden Love, right? It is not forbidden to make it’s way into my collection, that’s for sure.)

Aaaah, I see you channeling Serena with your hair down, and yes it’s the nose! All you need is a sparkly sequin top 😉 All of these lippies are gorgeous, so happy for the Selena fans out there. Como la Flor is definitely a Selena red, and I’m drawn to Amor Prohibido, it looks like a nude I can actually wear

Dreaming of you is such a gorgeous shade. Amor prohibido is pretty too. I love to see that these performs well. I’ve been waiting for this collection for so long.

I lovw selena. Reminds me of my brother and my deceased mom who’s a fan. Not in my plan to buy, but i grabbed dreaming of you and amor prohibido…. So happy i was able to buy it.

I just received Amor Prohibido. I love this shade. It’s more sheer, which I like. I can’t wear certain berries and reds but this nude is beautiful.
I’m trying to cut down on purchases lately but I knew I wanted something from this collection. This shade is perfect for me (blonde, green/blue eyes).

Here in Mexico today was the realese online, and i get the blush techno cumbia, and the 3 lipstick , but i love dreaming of you… i love amor prohibido too but that lipstick is a gift for my sister, so i only keep the other 2… i love you reviews

the colors are beautiful but more of the same! I wont buy nothing from this collection because I already have this colors with different names on the regular collection from mac lol
I wish it had something a little bit different to celebrate the memory of selena

I woke up, went to get a drink of water, noticed I just received a text from MAC and was able to get the only thing that I wanted from this collection – amor prohibido! Thank you, Christine, for your help tonight!

I own Como La Flor, and I will admit it is beautiful, I am medium to dark skinned, so the contrast is lovely, and I love how it glides on the lips. But with me being a latino person I enjoyed this lipstick because it was Selena, and because I have something I feel she would have loved. It is a beautiful collection to own,

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