Getty Images Following the footsteps of the Selena Quintanilla-inspired MAC collection that dropped in fall 2016, Aaliyah is also getting her very own makeup tribute! Similar to Selena, who tragically passed away on March 31, 1995, Aaliyah's life was cut short in 2001 after she and eight others were killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas after filming the Rock the Boat video. Selena was 23 when she died, Aaliyah was 22, both were iconic pop artists of the '90s.
Back in 2015, Aaliyah superfan Jennifer Risinger began a petition calling for MAC to create an Aaliyah-inspired makeup collection. 'Aaliyah stands for MAC's mission of 'All ages, All races, All. Jun 8, 2018 - Photos: Mac Cosmetics. The news of an Aaliyah x Mac collection has been the buzz for many months, and now we are finally seeing the full. Here's a first look at all of the products. Every time we start to think that MAC has already collaborated with every celebrity and entertainment franchise imaginable (Selena, Trolls, Ariana.
Their legacies, however, will forever transcend generations! A post shared by (@aaliyahdanahaughton) on Feb 3, 2018 at 3:42pm PST Back in 2017, fans created a petition to get the ball rolling. Signed by 26,000 people, the petition was fully supported by Aaliyah's brother, Rashad Haughton and rapper Missy Elliot. Even Aaliyah's glam squad were on board! Thanks to the fans' commitment, the partnership is officially happening and a sneak peek of the collection has already dropped. As of now, we know there are a sultry eyeshadow palette and a nude lipstick.
Check them out below!
First Look At The Aaliyah For Mac Collection
Photos: Mac Cosmetics Last year Mac Cosmetics announced their fan driven Aaliyah collection was coming in 2018, and now we are finally getting a sneak peek. Aaliyah was known for having a style all her own, even when it came to her makeup.
Mac Aaliyah Collection Review
From rich chestnuts to soft nudes, she was always changing up her look and having fun with products. Yesterday Mac gave a first look at two of the items from this highly anticipated collection. One, a cinnamon nude lipstick and the other a nine pan eyeshadow palette filled with glittering shimmers, sultry neutrals, and a pop of deep purple. No word yet on the exact number of pieces that will be available, but the packaging captures the very essence of Aaliyah. The lipstick component comes in a rich burgundy shade embossed with Aaliyah’s very own signature in a shiny silver font.
Mac Aaliyah Collection
The entire collection is said to be inspired by the late singer’s song catalog, as well as her unforgettable music videos. These two products alone prove how much effort put into making this line a true tribute to Aaliyah and her legacy as an artist and beauty icon. The entire collection will be available online on June 20th and in stores on June 21st. In the meantime, we can wait for even more glimpses into this long awaited tribute to one of the music industry’s greatest talents and most unfortunate losses.