Just a month after M.A.C. Announced its forthcoming (out in 2016) comes even more awesome news: Aaliyah fans are to make an Aaliyah-inspired collection. This comes on the fourteenth anniversary of the iconic singer's untimely death.
Mac Aaliyah Collection
Sep 18, 2018 Team #Aaliyah: Aaliyah’s Official App (@AaliyahApp on Instagram) is doing a Giveaway Away of the EXCLUSIVE Pyramid Box with Aaliyah’s ENTIRE MAC Collection! Head over to their IG for how to enter! The makeup brand shared a sneak peak of the collection on Instagram, which contains an array of products including a peachy nude lipstick inspired by one of Aaliyah’s songs, and an eye palette.
Written by superfan Jennifer Risinger, the petition requires 7,500 signatures, and so far, it already has 5,107. 'Aaliyah stands for M.A.C.' S mission of 'All ages, All races, All sexes,' writes Risinger. 'She was a risk taker, innovator, edgy, street but sweet, & R&B's Princess.
Our mission is simple: We want her legacy to continue and be reintroduced through a collection with M.A.C. Risinger seems to even have contacted Aaliyah's brother, Rashad Haughton, and says he told her that Aaliyah was a 'big fan of M.A.C.' There's even created just for this specific imagined collection. Risinger writes that she hopes the line will include 'eye shadows, lipsticks, lip liners, lip glosses, contour and highlight, beauty powder, false lashes, and eyebrow pencils.' If this collection actually does become a reality—and hey, —might we suggest M.A.C. Names it the One in a Million collection? Just our two cents.
Anyway, #AaliyahforMAC. Let's get it trending.
This isn't the first time MAC has created a fan-requested collection that pays tribute to a young star whose life came to an all-too-early end: The brand's Selena-inspired collection debuted in 2016 to overwhelming success. So it was no doubt that MAC was eager to respond to calls for another fan-driven collection — but it was simply a matter of whether Aaliyah's family was on board. 'There is a certain something about each of our collaborators that inspires MAC — with Aaliyah it was the incredible passion from her fans that was everywhere we turned,' said Catherine Bomboy Dougherty, MAC's Senior Vice President of Global Communications in a statement to Fashionista. 'We admire Aaliyah because she was a not only an exceptionally talented artist, but a risk-taker and innovator who still influences the worlds of music, fashion and beauty.
She continues to be a role model whose legacy inspires us all to follow our hearts. We are honored the family trusted MAC to bring Aaliyah and her fans' vision to life.
We made a lot of people really happy today and that feels good.'