The moment we have all been waiting for has arrived! The late singer and music icon, Aaliyah, now has a collection with MAC cosmetics in honor of her legacy and her constant influence on beauty. The line had been sought by fans ever since Selena Quintanilla was honored by MAC with a line of cosmetics. Shortly after, fans of Aaliyah took to Change.org to start a petition in order to get a cosmetics line with the company as well, in her namesake. Of course, soon after, Rashad Haughton, brother of Aaliyah, confirmed that the family would work diligently to make this happen for fans.
The line of products has finally been revealed after months of work with the Haughton family, to ensure the collection was aligned with Aaliyah’s aesthetic. With items named after her hit songs like ‘Try Again’ and ‘At Your Best’, anyone who has ever appreciated Aaliyah’s style, grace, and artistry is bound to fall in love with the collection, solely off the signature packaging. Products were quickly vanishing, including the full collector’s box, priced at $250, which sold out. The collectors box included all 12 pieces from the collection, with a special Aaliyah x M.A.C collection bandana and a beautiful black and white poster of the late singer.
Since her death in 2001, Aaliyah’s legacy has lived on through her influence on many artists today and the resurfacing of 90s fashion and style. Even many beauty influencers today, including Malibu Dollface, Christine Amor, and other YouTubers with heavy beauty industry followings have themselves been influenced by the late singer.
Our favorite pieces from the collection are, the Lipstick in ‘Street Thing’, the Lipglass in ‘Brooklyn Baby’, and the ‘Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number’ eyeshadow palette. The collection is pigmented for perfection and we are excited to see what collaborations or projects Aaliyah’s family will have in the future with other brands.