MAC's Aaliyah collection to hit stores in June, company says

Tuesday, 03 Apr, 2018

The cosmetics giant finally announced in August 2017 that it would release the Aaliyah collection in summer 2018. The first product revealed is a lipstick with a coffee shade very much in line with her beloved palette. Both products are encased in sleek burgundy packaging with silver embossing.

You can buy the products online starting June 20, OR in North American MAC stores on June 21.

Mac announced the official collection's date in an Instagram post boasting a black and white photo of Aaliyah wearing a single chandelier-shaped earring.

MAC isn't the only makeup brand celebrating R&B star Aaliyah's signature beauty look this season - indie beauty label Melt Cosmetics also got in on the act in March, with the launch of an eye makeup series eye makeup series inspired by the colours of the singer's Aaliyah album cover.

The Aaliyah for M.A.C collection, like the M.A.C x Selena collaboration, started out as a fan-driven petition that was endorsed by her brother, Rashad Haughton, her friend Missy Elliot, and her makeup artist Eric Ferrell.

The company added that the singer, who died in 2001 at age 22, "lives on in a makeup collection influenced by her groundbreaking work in music and film".

We can not wait to see the full collection and are so glad that this long-overdue collection is finally ready to hit the shelves.