The M.A.C x Aaliyah collection will officially launch this summer.
The make-up company announced they were dedicating their upcoming collection to the late R&B singer last year after 26,000 fans – including her friend Missy Elliot, her brother Rashad Haughton and her make-up artist Eric Fell – petitioned for the company to honor the singer’s legacy and fans won’t have to wait much longer as the #AaliyahForMAC has been confirmed to launch this summer.
Posting a picture of the star on their Instagram (02.04.18) they captioned the image: “Aaliyah super-fans everywhere – YOU made it happen! Inspired by your loyalty and love, the 90s-glam #AaliyahForMAC collection launches on maccosmetics.com on June 20th and in-stores in North America on June 21st! Aaliyah lives on in a makeup collection influenced by her groundbreaking work in music and film. Watch this space for more updates! [sic]”
The ‘Rock the Boat’ singer was a fan of M.A.C’s Chestnut lipliner and eyeshadow in the shade Espresso before passing away in a tragic plane crash in 2001, and her namesake products will honor her love for earthy shades after a sneak-peak picture on M.A.C’s Instagram account showed a neutral eye shadow palette and nude lipstick in burgundy packaging with her signature scrawled across the front.
M.A.C are also looking for “super fans” to star in the campaign film which will promote the collection and “celebrate her legacy”.
Announcing the news on Instagram, they said: “Calling all Aaliyah super fans! @i_D and @maccosmetics invite you to join us to participate in the A-Z of Aaliyah, a film celebrating her legacy. To get involved, by 4/6 post a photo or video of yourself that shows how Aaliyah has inspired you, using the hashtags #AtoZofAaliyah and #AaliyahForMAC and complete the information on the landing page. Link in bio. Top submissions will be flown to New York to be a part of the video!”
The Aaliyah collection follows the 2017 collaboration with the late singer Selena Quintanilla which was a worldwide sell-out and M.A.C decided to bring the range back in December to meet the fans’ demand.