“I think Selena inspired us all, really,” Ortega tells ET. "Americans, Mexicans, she really put her mark on this world. I'm proud to be Mexican because of her. She inspired a lot of [people].”
“I always go back and watch her last concert," Ortega adds, noting that her final performance at the Houston Astrodome "was such a legendary moment for her. You could tell the show [had] crazy energy and you can feel it through our little YouTube screens.”
"I would have loved to have done her makeup,” Ortega shares.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to achieve Selena’s signature look:
Step 1. Eye Shadow
Pro Tip: Apply a layer of translucent powder under the eyes to catch any fallout from the eye shadows. This will prevent any transfer, leaving your foundation or concealer intact.
Selena was known for wearing minimal eye makeup, mostly using matte colors with not much shadow. Ortega used the colors, "1988," "Muddy," "Dreamer" and "Stripper" from his specially designed color palette (inspired by his client, Christina Aguilera).
Step 2. Lashes
Pro Tip: Curl your lashes before applying mascara. This will open your eyes and make them look larger.
Ortega suggests coating your lashes twice and recommends using Revlon Mega Multiplier, which can be found at your local drugstore.
Selena’s signature red lip was nothing short of iconic.
Pro Tip:If you have lips on the thinner side, overdraw them slightly to achieve this look. Ortega uses MAC's "Brick" lip pencil and draws a vertical line in the center of each lip, which helps balance the lip and get a good idea of where to draw the heart shape.
Pro Tip #2:If you find that your red lip color is a bit too deep, apply an orange undertone to brighten them up! Ortega uses Charlotte Tilbury’s gloss, "Red Vixen," to add a little bit more drama.
Voilà! Now take a selfie and share a photo of your Selena Quintanilla-inspired glam using the hashtags #SelenaQuintanillaHowToHollywood.