In this Nov. 14, 1994 file photo Selena Quintanilla-Perez performs during a concert at the Cunningham Elementary School in Corpus Christi, Texas. 

In this Nov. 14, 1994 file photo Selena Quintanilla-Perez performs during a concert at the Cunningham Elementary School in Corpus Christi, Texas. 

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10 things to know about Selena, the Queen of Tejano, on the anniversary of her death

Just ahead of what would have been the Queen of Tejano's 45th birthday Saturday, M.A.C. Cosmetics has released a first look at a new lipstick color that will be part of a makeup line honoring the late Texas-born pop star. The full line is scheduled for release in October. 

M.A.C. Tweeted a photo of "Como La Flor" lipstick, and the official Selena Facebook page included a statement from the singer's sister, Suzette Quintanilla, who curated the line.

"I wanted the colours to be about her personally, what she wore on and offstage," Suzette said, via the statement. "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."

In a concurrent post on his Facebook page, Selena's widower, musician Chris Perez, said:

"It is an exact color match of one of Selena's ... taken from her personal makeup case that she used to take on the road."

Selena has been long considered a fashion icon; during her final years, she opened two south Texas boutiques -- first in Corpus Christie and then in San Antonio -- called Selena Etc. Both featured full-service, in-house salons and clothing items, some of which were designed by the singer. The shops closed in 2009 amid a weakened economy and the family's desire to focus solely on its music production company, her father Abraham reportedly told KRIS-TV.  

The full multi-product, limited edition line is set for release on October 16. 

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