Why We’re Not (Completely) Ecstatic For Selena x M.A.C

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Twenty years after the untimely passing of Latina icon Selena Quintanilla, M.A.C cosmetics is introducing a limited edition multi-product collection inspired by the late singer.

Although this news would seem like a dream come true for most fans, some of us are left with ambivalence toward the upcoming collaboration. The reason for this being is that just like we’ve seen this happen with Frida Kahlo, Kurt Cobain etc. this is just another big business unethically commodifying another highly influential public figure after their death for their own monetary gain.

Selena’s family however seem to have a different perspective on the matter. I am so excited that M.A.C Cosmetics will be releasing a collection in honor of my sister Selena,” Suzette (Selena’s sister) tells People Magazine. “Helping to create this collection brings me back to all those late-night conversations on our tour bus when she spoke of having her own makeup line one day. If Selena were here she would be beyond ecstatic to have this happening. History is being made.”

Either way we’re sure Selena’s signature bright red “Como La Flor” lipstick will be a big seller. The collection is set to be released in 2016.

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