Aaliyah For MAC Is Finally Happening & Fans Are Thrilled By The Tribute
Dedicated fans have been begging MAC for an Aaliyah tribute collection for years, and they're are finally getting what they've asked for. That's right — MAC Cosmetics x Aaliyah is officially in the works.
It may be 16 years since R&B singer Aaliyah passed away in a plane crash, but she is — and forever will be — an icon. And to say fans are excited about this collection is a severe understatement. Although the collection is still a year away — it's set to arrive in Summer 2018 — people are already looking forward to the products bearing Aaliyah's name. From tweets with heart-eye emojis to women of color sharing excitement about having a collection for their skin tone, the responses show how much of a superstar the singer was and still is.
The brand drop any hints about the products in the collection just yet, but MAC did share the official poster for the collection. The photo shows the singer's signature, the same "font" as her 2001 album cover.
"Aliyah is truly one in a million — an unstoppable icon whose groundbreaking work in R&B music and film inspires us all," the MAC caption reads. "Today we join her countless fans in celebrating her with the announcement of the M·A·C Aaliyah collection."
Although the products are still a mystery, this is a beautiful tribute to the late singer. The brand recently released their Selena Collection, in tribute to another iconic artist, which was filled with the late singer's iconic lipstick shades and eyeshadows to match her personal style.
If Aaliyah's collection is anything like Selena's, fans have a lot to be excited about.
mac coming out with an aaliyah collection?! pic.twitter.com/k3BsUdD6Ty— sophia petrillo (@larrycurlyanfro) August 24, 2017
there's going to be an aaliyah mac collection 😍😍😍— lyss (@lyss_monique) August 24, 2017
The emojis speak for us all.
Wow Aaliyah x MAC collab... I dead ass teared up telling my mom... this collection will be perfect for my skin tone 😭— lil uzi pervert (@shanialovexo) August 24, 2017
It's a major moment.
MAC is launching an Aaliyah collection!!!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍 omg I am SO HERE FOR THIS! 😩— Taryn (@_TarynAlexandra) August 24, 2017
Here. For. it.
Me in summer 2018 to get the Aaliyah MAC collection! pic.twitter.com/gs0ejxKQUx— Wiley (@KN12) August 24, 2017
Clear a path.
I would sooooo buy the Aaliyah MAC lipstick !! And waiting for the Nicki Minaj ones to drop too!😍💕— Tatyana⭐Marie (@UnspokenGlory) August 24, 2017
It's an exciting time for MAC fans.
all my money is getting spent on this aaliyah mac collection idc— Ashleigh (@ashleighmullen) August 24, 2017
Take it all.
Aaliyah is probably the only reason I'll EVER spend my coin on a Mac product! Come on! 😭😍 https://t.co/vU27v2aVPc— Rihs BFF ⚓️ (@indiachanel_) August 24, 2017
Even non-MAC lovers are excited.
Well, that answers that question.
Needless to say, this collection will be selling out fast — no matter what's in it.