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Just In Time For Selena’s Birthday MAC Is Giving Us All A Sneak Peek At The First Lipstick Of The MAC + Selena Collection

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Last June, Selena fans received a gift from the Tejano gods when MAC Cosmetics announced they were working on a Selena Quintanilla makeup line. Fans went nuts, but today’s big news is too much to handle: We just got a a sneak peek of one of her lipsticks and fans are getting lit.

Selena fans everywhere have been waiting for proof the MAC + Selena is really going to happen.

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^^ ALL of us IRL.

Well today, MAC gave us our first piece of evidence that La Reina’s makeup line is within reach.

A preview of Como La Flor Lipstick, one of the products from the upcoming #MACSelena collection! @SelenaQOfficial’s vivacious music and style lives on through the passion of her fans and her impact on Latin beauty and culture. #MACSelena is a makeup collaboration inspired by the devotion of all those who continue to be touched by the young legend, tenderly curated with Selena’s own sister, Suzette Quintanilla. “I wanted the colours to be about her personally, what she wore on and offstage,” says Suzette. “She has been gone for 21 years already, and for this collaboration to happen, it’s pretty much incredible. It just shows the love her fan base has even though she’s gone; that her music still lives on and her legacy has grown tremendously since she’s passed. It’s a great honour to have M·A·C collaborate with Selena’s name and her fans — FOR her fans.” Available October 2016 in select markets! Este es un vistazo del Lipstick Como La Flor, ¡uno de los productos de la próxima colección #MACSelena! La música vivaz y el estilo de @SelenaQOfficial vive a través de la pasión de sus fans y de su impacto en la belleza y la cultura latina. #MACSelena es una colaboración de maquillaje inspirada por la devoción de todos aquellos que siguen siendo tocados por la joven leyenda, curada con ternura por la propia hermana de Selena, Suzette Quintanilla: "Quería que los colores representaran su personalidad, lo que usaba dentro y fuera del escenario", dice Suzette. “Ya han pasado 21 años desde que ella se ha ido, y que esta colaboración sucediera, es casi increíble. Esto sólo demuestra el amor que sus verdaderos fans le tienen a pesar de que dejó de estar con nosotros; que su música sigue viva y su legado ha crecido enormemente desde que ella se fue. Es un gran honor que M·A·C colabore con el nombre de Selena y sus fans – PARA sus fans.” ¡Disponible en octubre 2016 en ciertos mercados!

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@SelenaQOfficial’s vivacious music and style lives on through the passion of her fans and her impact on Latin beauty and culture,” MAC wrote with the preview. “#MACSelena is a makeup collaboration inspired by the devotion of all those who continue to be touched by the young legend, tenderly curated with Selena’s own sister, Suzette Quintanilla.” ???

People are crying tears of joy over the big news.

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While bank accounts everywhere are getting ready to be drained.

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*gets credit card ready for pre-sales*

Did we mention that the name of the lipstick is “Como La Flor.”

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And, best believe, we are ALL waiting for a Caca Bustier Brown and Disco Jumpsuit Purple. ?

The shade of red couldn’t be more perfect.

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Finally, there is a perfect gift to get your girlfriend, or boyfriend. Selena doesn’t judge.

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Basically, Latinos everywhere need to prepare to gift the sh*t out of this makeup line.

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On an unrelated note, maybe we should all start buying MAC Cosmetics stock before Selena’s makeup hits the shelves.

And if there is one thing Latinas know, it’s that there is ALWAYS room for more makeup, especially SELENA makeup.

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Even if all you want to do is look at it with love and admiration for La Reina De Tejano.

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Someone lock down our wallets while we wait for October.

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Let’s just take another moment to see just how perfect that damn color is for Selena lipstick!

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On point, MAC!

READ: Twitter Just Lost Its Sh*t Over #MACSelena

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San Francisco Police Have Shot And Killed A Homeless Mexican Man

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San Francisco Police Have Shot And Killed A Homeless Mexican Man

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On Thursday, San Francisco police shot and killed Luis Gongora, a 45-year-old homeless Mexican man. The authorities claim that Gongora was armed with a knife and charged at them, but multiple eyewitness accounts contradict the official police narrative.

What are the police saying?

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The SFPD says the altercation began after they received a phone call from the city’s homeless outreach team alerting them of a man with a big knife walking along a homeless encampment on Shotwell Street, located in the Mission District, a historically Latino neighborhood that has been transformed by gentrification.

According to four witness statements released by the police, Gongora was sitting down, but got up abruptly and charged at the police with the weapon in hand. SFPD first fired beanbag rounds to subdue him, but were ineffective in stopping Gongora. As a result — and because they claimed that they feared for their lives — SFPD opened fire.

The San Francisco Chronicle obtained surveillance video of the incident, but the actual shooting took place outside of the camera frame, so it’s difficult to say what actually happened.

“They need to realize that some people don’t speak English.”

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Not everyone is buying what the police are saying. John Visor, who lived in the homeless encampment with Gongora and claims to have been his friend, said that Gongora wasn’t a threat.

“He didn’t charge at the officers,” Visor told The Guardian. “He was going in circles because he didn’t understand what they said. He had a knife on him, but he didn’t have it out. He had it in his hip, and when he hit the ground, that’s when it fell out.”

Stephanie Grant, another witness who also lived in the camp, suggested that Gongora’s inability to speak English contributed to his death.

“They need to realize that some people don’t speak English,” Grant told the Guardian. “They didn’t wait for anything. It all happened so fast.”

The Latino Mario Woods?

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Luis Gongora’s death is drawing comparisons to Mario Woods, the 26-year-old black man who was shot and killed by SFPD last December. Police defended the Woods death, citing that because he had just stabbed someone he prone to do harm to somebody else. But video evidence of Mario Woods’s final moments — filmed by a middle schooler — has the feel of an execution by firing squad. (You can watch the very graphic video here.) As a result, beleaguered San Francisco mayor Ed Lee asked the Justice Department to look into the shooting.

There’s also Alex Nieto, the 28-year-old Mexican-American who was killed while casually eating a burrito in Bernal Hill Park, located in yet another neighborhood that’s transitioning from working-class Latinos to tech bro enclave.

As was the case after the deaths of Woods and Nieto, activists took to the streets to protest the police shooting. On Sunday, a group of 40 or so protestors shut down traffic near where Gongora was shot. Meanwhile, Mayor Lee announced over the weekend that the city was going to take down homeless encampments like the one found on Shotwell Street because of safety concerns.

READ: Latinos Pushed Out of One of San Francisco’s Coolest Neighborhoods

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