#LatinaStyleWars: Selena Quintanilla Edition

This story originally appeared in Latina magazine's December 2016/January 2017 issue.

Selena Quintanilla bidi bidi bom bom’d her way into our hearts over two decades ago, but her legacy as the ultimate influencer remains. For this month's #LatinaStyleWars, we challenged you to put together your best Selena-inspired beauty looks. Here, check out our Style Warriors, reader winner, and their (amazing!) results:

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Style Warrior

Desi Perkins (Beauty Vlogger)

Instagram: @desiperkins

“Selena meant so much to so many people — because she was a great singer and her spirit drew people in. She had such a positive force around her all the time. That was so infectious and people fell in love with her.”

Products Used:

Anastasia Beverly Hills BROW POWDER DUO in EBONY
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Selena Collection Missing My Baby
MAC Selena Collection Eyeliner
V-Luxe Lashes from i.ENVY
MAYBELLINE Volum' Express The Colossal Spider Effect Mascara
CLINIQUE Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
MAC Selena Collection Como La Flor


Style Warrior

Miriam Morales (Actress)

Instagram: @miriammorales

“One thing that I loved about Selena was her relentless pursuit of achieving her dreams. I really admired that about her. Hearing Selena’s music always brings up fun memories of my sisters and I singing and dancing along to her songs. Her energy and music were infectious, and her legacy is undeniable.”

Products Used:

wet n wild Megaliner
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara
bareMinerals Foundation
NYC New York Color Bronzing Face Powder
wet n wild Lipstick in Stoplight Red
Bobbi Brown Lip Liner in Sangria


Style Warrior

Marissa Sauceda (Makeup Artist)


“Selena is such a big role model to me for many reasons. She was proud of her roots and was genuine — she never let fame overpower her life. She started from the very bottom, but with hard work, she rose to the top and made her dreams come true!”

Products Used:

MAC eye shadows in Embark, Havana and Nylon
MAC Burgundy Lipliner with Viva Glam 1 Lipstick and Russian Red Lipglass


Latina Reader Winner

Jocelyn Gonzalez (Devoted Fan)

Instagram: @selenaqtribute

“Selena was beautiful but gracious, famous but humble. She made me feel like if she can do it as a Latina, so can I. As she used to say: ‘The impossible is always possible.’ We tried not to use too much makeup for this look — Selena was very simple, yet very glamorous! We used two different shades of MAC red lipstick and a little bit of silver glitter to give the illusion of full lips."