Fans made it happen! Late Aaliyah will be honored this summer with a collection of MAC Cosmetics inspired by her

After a year-long fan petition campaign and speculation, MAC Cosmetics is finally releasing a collection of makeup inspired by the late singer and actress Aaliyah.


                            Fans made it happen! Late Aaliyah will be honored this summer with a collection of MAC Cosmetics inspired by her
A general view of atmosphere at MAC Cosmetics Aaliyah Launch Party on June 14, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

Of all the upcoming summer cosmetic launches, none is more anticipated than MAC Cosmetics collection inspired by the late R&B singer and actress Aaliyah. After years of petition and more than 26,000 signatures, MAC is officially dropping the line on June 20 online and June 21 in stores, according to a tweet response from the brand to a fan.

MAC first made the announcement in August 2017 and ever since, fans had been eagerly waiting for the launch dates.

On August 24, 2017, MAC's official Instagram post read; “Aaliyah is truly one in a million — an unstoppable icon whose groundbreaking work in R&B music and film inspires us all. Today we join her countless fans in celebrating her with the announcement of the M·A·C Aaliyah collection. You made it happen!"

Singer Aaliyah attends the world premiere of the film 'Planet of the Apes' July 23, 2001 at the Ziefield Theatre in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Getty Images)

The Aaliyah for MAC collection, like the MAC x Selena collection, started out as a fan-driven change.org petition in 2015 that was eventually endorsed by her brother, Rashad Haughton, her friend Missy Elliot, and her makeup artist Eric Ferrell. More than 26,200 supporters signed the petition to advocate a limited edition collection of eyeshadow, lipstick, lipliner, lip glosses, highlighter, contour eyebrow pencils and lashes from the brand.

Aaliyah's favorite MAC products were reportedly the lipsticks in Chelsea (brick red) and Cherish (pink-beige), lip liner in Chestnut (chocolate brown), and eyeshadow in Espresso (dark brown). The first product revealed is a lipstick with a coffee shade very much in line with her beloved palette gives a sneak peek at the mood of the collection, though specific items are not yet known. 

The Brooklyn-born, Detroit-raised singer was killed in 2001 at the age of 22 after a plane she was in crashed in the Bahamas. Aaliyah’s music career, which spanned throughout the 1990s, is considered to have redefined the R&B and pop sound of that decade. Besides being a multi-platinum artist, Aaliyah also was an actor, starring in 2000’s “Romeo Must Die,” and as Queen Akasha in the 2002 Anne Rice film “Queen of the Damned.