After a successful online effort by thousands of Instagram users, and a petition on Change.org, MAC Cosmetics has released its line of make-up dedicated to the late R&B Princess and actress Aaliyah.
MAC said the line is “inspired by Aaliyah’s own makeup bag”, and the offering includes an array of styles that has most social media users hyped.
The line is expected to sell out–and quickly. Fans on Twitter made the product a trending topic today, buoyed by the hashtag #AALIYAHForMAC. Many users expressed excitement at finally having the chance to make a purchase.
— Aaliyah (@AaliyahHaughton) June 20, 2018
In life, Aaliyah was regarded as one of the entertainment industry’s most beautiful young women. She was celebrated for possessing a trendsetting look, style and sound as well.
To better ensure the make-up stayed true to Aaliyah’s swag, MAC partnered with Aaliyah’s brother, Rashad Haughton, on the collection.
Included in the line: a bronzer, nine shades of eyeshadow, two lip liners, and three lipsticks and tubes of LipGlass apiece. Prices range from $17.50 to $32, and the box set comes with a complimentary photo of Aaliyah and a bandana that was her trademark early on in her career.
With names like “One in a Million,” “Hot Like Fire,” and “That Somebody,” the products pay tribute to some of Aaliyah’s many hits.
The colors of each item resemble what Aaliyah typically wore in her videos and photo shoots, and on the red carpet.
Aaliyah died tragically in 2001 at the age of 21 in a plane crash.