Aaliyah is a woman who needs no introduction. Her name resonates within all of us. She was our very own R&B princess, creating chart-topping classics like One in A Million, 4 Page Letter, and If Your Girl Only Knew.
Aside from sweet soulful voice, Aaliyah was a trendsetter like no other. She was known for her tomboy-chic style, silky-straight hair, and glossy, nude lips. Aaliyah was a rose that never was able to fully bloom as her life was taken too soon in a plane crash in 2001. Her music continues to carry us as we come up on 17 years without her. Aaliyah’s legacy will always live on through her family, great music and untouchable legacy.
Fans made the request, and worldwide beauty brand MAC listened. Aaliyah’s older brother, Rashad Haughton, also played a big role in making this collection happen. MAC has created lines with many other celebrities, including Nicki Minaj and Rihanna, but never one quite like this.
The collection, much like baby girl, is all about ’90s glam. Each piece of the collection, from lipgloss to bronzer, has a name that honors Aaliyah’s legacy. Her lip glass shades are fittingly named Brooklyn Born, Li Li’s Motor City, and 1 in a Million.
When news of the new line broke, there was huge excitement among fans, who took to social media creating the hashtag #AaliyahforMAC.
One fan wrote, “I don’t even wear makeup, but she is my favorite artist ever and I need this.”
Another fan added: “OMG I cannot wait. Hoping I can get the whole collection.”
The collection is set to be online June 20 and available in stores June 21.