The MAC x Aaliyah Collection Is Finally Here — and Better Than Ever
It's been a long time coming, but the highly anticipated MAC x Aaliyah collection is finally here. Last August, MAC announced it would be releasing a collection in honor of the late star, and now we can confirm that "Babygirl" fans can snag the entire collection online June 20, in select stores on June 21, and internationally in July.
We got a chance to speak with Rashad Houghton, Aaliyah's brother, who told us the entire line is a result of his sister's devoted fans. "My mom calls them the 'special ones,'" he told POPSUGAR. "My sister's fans, throughout the years now, have been so incredible, just being passionate about keeping her legacy alive. We, along with the MAC team, made sure that every aspect, every shade, every color was something that the fans would love. The whole line is dedicated to the fans, because that's what my sister would want.
Each item is outfitted in prismatic burgundy packaging with Aaliyah's signature. The range features an illuminating bronzing powder, a nine-pan eye shadow palette, and lipsticks, liners, and glosses inspired by the singer's iconic beauty looks and music.
Rashad told us that it was vital that his sister's hits and memory were captured in each item. "We really wanted to make sure that every single product had either a song name or song title that represented a place or moment in her life," he said. "We have 'Try Again' nude lipstick and 'More Than a Woman' cool red. The list goes on, but we made sure that lyrics, songs, and moments represent her."
Fans truly get an homage to Aaliyah in this collection with shades inspired by her favorite colors and personal style. It features black lipstick and liner, which, according to her brother, was her favorite color. It also includes bold red lip products so you can mimic the fire-engine red Aaliyah notoriously rocked in her "We Need a Resolution" music video, and coral and shimmery glosses to emulate her glowing look from "Rock the Boat."
The collection truly is one in a million, like the late star, and we're so excited that her legacy lives on in such a beautiful way. Ahead, get a closer look at every single item, and turn your Aaliyah playlist all the way up while you gear up for this major release.
— Additional reporting by Alaina Demopoulos