Fans of the late Aaliyah Dana Haughton are in for a treat as MAC have made good on their promise to launch a range inspired by the R&B Legend and they can get their hands on the makeup collection from June this year!
Aaliyah superfans and beauty enthusiasts are understandably thrilled at this announcement. After a petition of 26,000 fans, including her friend Missy Elliot, her brother Rashad Haughton and her make-up artist Eric Fell, asked the makeup company to honour the legacy of Aaliyah with a collection.
In her 22 years, the star recorded three seminal R&B albums that all sold at least one million records, starred in a movie and influenced and entire generation of R&B music lovers in the 90s. R. Kelly, Ginuwine, Treach, Jermaine Dupri, Static Major, Missy Elliott, and Timbaland all got to work with the “One in a Million” singer and her legacy lives on to this day.
#AaliyahForMAC is set to launch this June and fans are going understandably wild for it.
‘Aaliyah super-fans everywhere – YOU made it happen! Inspired by your loyalty and love, the 90s-glam #AaliyahForMAC collection launches on maccosmetics.com on June 20th and in-stores in North America on June 21st! Aaliyah lives on in a makeup collection influenced by her groundbreaking work in music and film…’
Rashad Haughton, Aaliyah’s brother told change.org that the legendary singer loved MAC, especially the bestselling Chestnut liner as well as the eyeshadow shade, Espresso. Before her tragic death, Aaliyah was not only a music icon but a style icon too. Her hair, makeup and style was all symbolic of her era and the 90s-fashion movement. For her signature makeup looks, she mixed natural and earthy toned with glamorous glosses and beautiful glowing skin.
MAC have created an eyeshadow palette, lip colours and glosses, all in the nude colour spectrum. The packaging is a sumptuous burgundy with Aaliyah’s signature embellishing the products in gold.
The makeup brand alongside i-D are also calling out for super fans to star in the #AaliyahForMAC campaign film to promote the collection and celebrate her legacy. they said: ‘Calling all Aaliyah super fans! @i_D and @maccosmetics invite you to join us to participate in the A-Z of Aaliyah, a film celebrating her legacy. To get involved, by 4/6 post a photo or video of yourself that shows how Aaliyah has inspired you, using the hashtags #AtoZofAaliyah and #AaliyahForMAC and complete the information on the landing page. Link in bio. Top submissions will be flown to New York to be a part of the video!’ We can’t wait to try the collection and it’s no doubt going to be a hit with beauty buffs and Aaliyah super-fans worldwide.
Aaliyah super-fans everywhere – YOU made it happen! Inspired by your loyalty and love, the 90s-glam #AaliyahForMAC collection launches on maccosmetics.com on June 20th and in-stores in North America on June 21st! Aaliyah lives on in a makeup collection influenced by her groundbreaking work in music and film 🎼🎤🎬 Watch this space for more updates! *Products and launch dates vary by market. @aaliyah_haughton_official
The #AaliyahForMAC collection will hit stores on June 20