It's happening! Fans of the late R&B songstress Aaliyah will be happy to know that their hard work has paid off.
Aaliyah x Mac Collection
MAC Cosmetics is officially releasing products inspired by the music icon and they will reportedly follow in the footsteps of deceased Tejano music star Selena. Mac confirmed the launch of the collection via Twitter on Sunday, April 1, after a fan asked if the collaboration was definitely happening.
Yes, the wait is almost over! #AaliyahforMAC arrives June 20 online and June 21 in stores. Watch MAC’s social pages and sign up for updates: https://t.co/sqz9bNWbNh. — MACcosmetics (@MACcosmetics) April 1, 2018
On Monday, April 2, MAC teased two products that fans should expect from the collection. One of the items is a coffee shade lipstick, which is reportedly inspired by her 2001 single "We Need A Resolution."
Here's a sneak peek at the MAC Aaliyah collection, coming to maccosmetics.com on June 20th and in-stores in North America on June 21st! Aaliyah’s legacy continues to inspire fans – and now this shade! Guess which song inspired this colour!? Let us know in the comments! *Products and launch dates vary by market. #AaliyahForMAC @aaliyah_haughton_official A post shared by M·A·C Cosmetics (@maccosmetics) on Apr 2, 2018 at 9:00am PDT
The second product is a nine-piece eyeshadow palette that features warm shades such as golds and browns and light pearlescent hues.
Teaser number for the MAC Aaliyah collection, coming to maccosmetics.com on June 20th and in-stores in North America on June 21st! The lasting impact of @aaliyah_haughton_official carries on with an eye palette in sultry hues. Which music video do you think inspired these shades? Comment with your guess! #AaliyahForMAC A post shared by M·A·C Cosmetics (@maccosmetics) on Apr 2, 2018 at 11:00am PDT
The idea for the collaboration started after fans began petitioning for it on a website called Change.org. The petition was later endorsed by the singer's brother, Rashad Haughton, her close friend, Missy Elliot, and former makeup artist Eric Ferrell. Now the collection will release in June.
Sadly, Aaliyah passed away on Aug. 25, 2001 after she finished recording the music video for her single, "Rock The Boat." The music legend was on board a flight along with members of her record company when the plane crashed shortly after takeoff.
Aaliyah's legacy continues to live on 17 years after her death.