MAC Cosmetics Set to Launch An Aaliyah Collection in Summer 2018

On the eve of the 16th anniversary of Aaliyah’s death, MAC Cosmetics announced they will be continuing her legacy with the launch of the M·A·C Aaliyah collection.

After a petition urging the cosmetic company to create a collection inspired by the late R&B songstress surfaced two years ago, the petition racked up over 26,000 signatures, which was enough to sway the brand into creating a collection set to release summer 2018. On Wednesday (August 24), MAC Cosmetics took to social media to share the exciting news – crediting the fans for the collaboration.

“Aaliyah is truly one in a million — an unstoppable icon whose groundbreaking work in R&B music and film inspires us all,” the cosmetic company wrote on Instagram. “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.”

Along with the announcement from MAC Cosmetics, the official Twitter account of the late songstress shared the news of the collaboration.

The announcement comes after MAC released a collection inspired by the late Selena Quintanilla in October 2016. Also a result from a fan-driven petition, the line featured several lipsticks ranging from deep reds to a sultry nude, eye shadows, and blush.

The power of Selena’s fans is astounding. Your overwhelming passion and excitement inspired the creation of M·A·C Selena and is the reason for its sell-out success. This is one of the most sought after collections in M·A·C’s history. We recognize the great lengths people went to buy M·A·C Selena and we are sorry for those who walked away empty handed. We are happy to share that we are properly restocking the collection for M·A·C stores, all retail partner stores, and our retail partner websites in the US and Canada. The collection will be available again for purchase in early January. We are committed to giving you sufficient notice of specific availability in order to plan for purchase. If you would like receive email when M·A·C Selena is back, please sign up on our waitlist here: Thank you for your continued passion and your patience. #MACSelena El poder de los fans de Selena es asombroso. Su gran pasión y devoción inspiró la creación de la colección M·A·C Selena y esa es la razón por la cual fue todo un éxito y se agotó. Esta es una de las colecciones más solicitadas en la historia de M·A·C. Reconocemos todo lo que la gente hizo para poder comprar M·A·C Selena y lamentamos mucho saber que hay algunos que se quedaron con las manos vacías. Estamos muy contentos de avisarles que vamos a resurtir la colección en todas las tiendas M·A·C, en tiendas departamentales, en y con nuestros socios de tiendas departamentales en línea en Estados Unidos y Canadá. La colección volverá a estar disponible a principios de enero. Nos comprometemos a avisarte con tiempo sobre la disponibilidad que tendremos para que puedas planear tu compra. Si quieres recibir un correo para saber cuándo volverá a estará disponible M·A·C Selena, suscríbete en nuestra lista de espera, aquí: Gracias por tu pasión y tu paciencia. #MACSelena

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Throughout 2017, MAC has been honoring #BlackGirlMagic! Recently the brand announced the collaboration with self-proclaimed queen of rap, Nicki Minaj. The collection includes two nude shades: one named Nicki’s Nude and the other called The Pinkprint. The collaboration with Nicki comes after the second collaboration the brand had with award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson.

Back in 2016, MAC released Henson’s collection and to no one’s surprise, it sold out instantly. Recently, the Hidden Figures actress and MAC announced the second installment of her Viva Glam campaign.

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