Your Prayers Have Been Answered: A MAC Aaliyah Collection Is Coming
For years fans of the late singer Aaliyah have been begging MAC to create a makeup collection based on the beauty’s signature style. In fact, after MAC launched a collection for slain Tejana singer Selena Quintanilla in response to an online petition, Aaliyah fans decided to create a petition of their own in 2015. In total, 26,000 signatures were captured, which didn’t appear to be enough to get MAC’s attention since they failed to respond to the request or put out any product. But in a surprise move this morning, the brand announced a MAC Aaliyah collection is coming in summer 2018.
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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! Stay tuned in 2018. #AaliyahforMAC @aaliyah_haughton_official
That’s pretty much the extent of the news with MAC simply posting the message above one day before the 16th anniversary of Aaliyah’s death August 25, 2001.
“Aaliyah is truly one in a million — an unstoppable icon whose groundbreaking work in R&B music and film inspires us all,” MAC wrote. “Today we join her countless fans in celebrating her with the announcement of the M·A·C Aaliyah collection. You made it happen! Stay tuned in 2018.”
But while the brand may be light on the details, a quick stroll through the #AaliyahforMAC hashtag gives a pretty good idea of what fans are hoping to see from the collection. If I were you, I’d place my bet on a glossy orange lip, a bright red, and a subtle pink shade hitting shelves next summer. Maybe they’ll even hit us with a new nude like they are with Nicki Minaj’s upcoming collabo. Whatever MAC releases, we’re certain it will be dope and do the “One in a Million” singer’s legacy right.