Get a Sneak Peek at Aaliyah x MAC

Get a Sneak Peek at Aaliyah x MAC

It was only a matter of time before the R&B icon got her own makeup collection.

It was only a matter of time before the R&B icon got her own makeup collection.

Text: Dominique Norman

After months of internet fervor, MAC Cosmetics has finally come through with the release date and some sneak peaks at their upcoming collection honoring Aaliyah. The beauty range was first announced in 2017 after a superfan started a petition in 2015 to get the makeup brand to create a collection for the late singer. The Change.org campaign garnered over 26,000 signatures and support from Missy Elliot and Aaliyah’s brother Rashad Haughton, not to mention numerous magazines and media outlets. 

So far, we’ve gotten a look at the nine-shade eyeshadow palette and a nude lipstick. The collection is set to release online on June 20, and in stores on June 21. The R&B icon, who passed away in a plane crash in 2001, was iconic not only for her music, but for her seemingly effortless look, including her signature arched brows, glossy lips, and smokey eyes. We can’t wait to see what else will be in the collection.

When MAC first announced the collection in 2017, they stated on Instagram, “Aaliyah is truly one in a million — an unstoppable icon whose groundbreaking work in R&B music and film inspires us all. Today we join her countless fans in celebrating her with the announcement of the M·A·C Aaliyah collection. You made it happen!”

MAC’s tribute to another late singer, Selena Quintanilla, was wildly popular, and sold out almost immediately back in 2016. With the contribution Aaliyah made during her life, her collection is sure to fly off the shelves as well. Mark your calendars, this collection is definitely “One in a Million”! Check out the sneak peaks below!

Credits: Photo via Instagram

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