Why didn’t MAC bring back its successful Selena cosmetics? – Dallas News

I use my Selena powder brush every day when I do my makeup. It’s an item that’s precious to me and the many generations that idolize her and dress up like her for Halloween. Some love to re-create her look of bold lipstick paired with a sharp eyeliner.

Fans hit multiple locations to stock up on the collection a year ago. Today, some items from the collection sell online for double the price.

As a 16-year-old, Sara Martinez saw Selena perform. Martinez still has a copy of a 1995 People magazine cover story. Selena was killed in 1995 after her fan club president, Yolanda Saldívar, shot her. Martinez, a Dallas justice of the peace, admires Selena and her strong influence on the community 22 years after her death. 

“I think she made us all feel beautiful with big lips, curly hair and curves,” she said. “We didn’t know her personally, but she was like a best friend.”