What's In The Aaliyah x MAC Makeup Line? Here's All The Goodies That Honor The Iconic Pop Star
While MAC is well known for its collaborative makeup lines, there is one mashup in particular that has been much anticipated throughout the year: The Aaliyah x MAC collection. Honoring the late R&B artist, the collection is hitting online shelves on June 20 and retailers June 21 with a 12-piece-collection that was made thanks to the determination of fans. The idea for the collection first started as a change.org petition, where supporters wanted her legacy reintroduced to a new generation by using makeup inspired by her memory.
Aaliyah's brother, Rashad Haughton, backed the idea and said that the artist was a big fan of MAC, where their Chestnut brown lip liner and Espresso eye shadow could be constantly found in her makeup bag. With over 25 thousand signatures, MAC listened and announced last August that a line will drop in the summer of 2018 — and the wait is finally over.
After nearly a year of radio silence on the collaboration, the brand began dropping teasers of the collection in April, giving fans a glimpse of how the lipsticks, bronzers, glosses, lip liners, and palettes will celebrate Aaliyah's iconic work in the music and film industries. And now, first the first time, we can see the full line up before it hits stores.
Check out the full collection below.
Named after the "More Than a Woman" song, fans will immediately get the lyrics stuck in their heads when looking at this brick red shade. "I'll be more than a love/ More than a woman/ More than your lover." The color mimics the red racing stripes found on her leather motorcycle jacket and leather lace-up pants.
"Age Ain't Nothing" is the first album that Aaliyah dropped when she was just 15 years old, and this palette pays tribute to that accomplishment. The palette comes in nine different shades that span across the brown color spectrum, along with two purple hues to bring a '90s touch to the selection.
Mark your calendars for this drop, because these definitely won't last long.