MAC Selena Lipstick in Dreaming of You

I relented to my urges and bought Dreaming of You lipstick from Nordstrom on the very last day of the final sale.

I know some may think blogging about it so late is pointless because the merchandise is gone for good, but I wanted to do some comparison swatches later on.

So, here is Dreaming of You (coincidentally my favorite Selena song).


MAC describes it as “deep wine with a Matte finish”. This is accurate.

Here is the swatch.



I found it to be well pigmented and easy to apply. The opacity can be built up, although it is not what I would call  sheer. It appears darker the more you apply it.

It lasted for 4 hours on me without  a touch up. With food and beverage consumption it came off completely. This wasn’t distressing for me as it is not promoted as a long-lasting or smudgeproof lip product.

I will search through my stash for potential dupes. I am slightly astonished to realize that I cannot think of an exact shade at the moment. This seems like a that would be overrepresented in my collection.

Did you buy anything from the Selena collection?


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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14 Responses to MAC Selena Lipstick in Dreaming of You

  1. The shade is really good but the staying power should have been better

  2. aditi says:

    such a gorgeous shade 🙂

  3. I think it’s maybe a tad too dark for me, not sure. I’d have to see it on.

  4. Sandra says:

    Omg that colour is insanely gorgeous! I didn’t even know about it 😮 x

  5. I only ever think about Gossip Girl when I hear Selena (yes, I know it isnt even her name). I have no clue about music, so I never heard anything from Selena. At least not knowingly.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • I’ve never watched Gossip Girl. I just never got into it. I grew up in the South Bronx during the 90s. In 1994 her music was EVERYWHERE here because that was the year she died. 😦

  6. Anubhuti says:

    The colour is beautiful….

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