Aaliyah super-fans now have a reason to celebrate because Aaliyah for MAC is finally happening!
MAC first made this announcement back in August 2017 and since then, we’ve eagerly awaited the details of the collection. Just like the MAC x Selena Quintanilla’s successful tribute collection, the “Aaliyah for MAC” started off as a fan-driven petition in 2015 on change.org .The petition that was eventually endorsed by her brother Rashad Haughton has since gathered 26,200 supporters. Now, after years of petitioning to the higher powers of the beauty industry, Aaliyah fans are finally being heard.
The MAC x Aaliyah collection is currently in the works. However, it is expected to be dropping on June 20th Online and June 21st in stores.
“Aaliyah is truly a one in a million- an unstoppable icon whose groundbreaking work in R&B music and Film inspires us all,” the brand said in a statement. “Today we join her countless fans in celebrating her with the announcement of the M.A.C x Aaliyah collection. You made it happen!”
M.A.C also recently announced a casting call to create an A-Z of Aaliyah. This is a short film that will be tied to the launch. Although this is only open to U.S residents, I will provide you with the details. In order to participate, fans need to post a photo or video showing how Aaliyah inspired them and use the hashtags #AaliyahforMAC #AtoZofAaliyah. Top submissions will be flown to New York to be a part of the video. What a treat!
Here is what you can expect from the collection.
Of all the M.A.C collections set to launch in 2018, this is arguably the most highly anticipated. Details surrounding the collection are still minimal at best but fans can definitely expect a 90’s inspired glam. What we know so far is that there is an eye shadow palette with nine beautiful matte and shimmer shades. The palette has a moody, sultry vibe to it and of course, M.A.C has gone above and beyond with the packaging.
Any lip products?
It wouldn’t be an Aaliyah collection without a lip product given her lip gloss supremacy. The second product is a nude/coffee-like lipstick as the star was often seen with nude or glossy lips.
She also did occasionally rock a red lip and that is included as well.
I love the packaging of the lipsticks which is metallic wine; very grown and sexy -Just like Aaliyah’s music. The silver Aaliyah signature is also a lovely touch for her fans.
Aaliyah was apparently a fan of M.A.C. products. This was made known after an exclusive interview with ‘Sisters in Style’ magazine resurfaced where she had mentioned that she used MAC products. Her brother Rashad confirms this when he mentioned that her go-to products from this brand were Chestnut Lip liner and Espresso eye shadow. (Props that Rashad held on to that knowledge)
There is still so much suspense with this collection and there isn’t any word on the price of the products just yet. I can’t wait to see the entire collection put together!
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