How Aaliyah Fans Inspired an Upcoming M.A.C. Cosmetics Collection

On the 16th anniversary of Aaliyah’s death, the Detroit-native’s legacy lives on.


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Two years ago, one ambitious Aaliyah fan channeled the late singer’s hit song “4 Page Letter.” Jennifer Risinger sent a letter of her own to cult-favorite beauty brand M.A.C. Cosmetics, pleading for the company to honor her idol with a limited-edition cosmetics collection in her name. In place of a kiss, Risinger enclosed the petition with confirmation of support from Aaliyah’s brother Rashad Haughton, friend and fellow artist Missy Elliott, makeup artist Eric Ferrell, hairstylist Tre Major, and more (as well as a link to hundreds of fan makeup tutorials). Risinger racked up over 26,000 supporters for the cause and on August 24, the eve of the anniversary of the R&B multihyphenate’s tragic death, M.A.C. granted the eager fan’s wish.

“Aaliyah is truly one in a million — an unstoppable icon whose groundbreaking work in R&B music and film inspires us all,” M.A.C. announces in a release and via the brand’s Instagram account. “Today we join her countless fans in celebrating her with the announcement of the M·A·C Aaliyah collection. You made it happen!”

Risinger’s petition mentions hopes for the collection to include eyeshadows, lipsticks, lipliners, lip glosses, brow pencils, and more. Known for neutral makeup palettes that allowed her trend-setting, sporty-feminine style sensibility to stand out, we predict earthy tones that embody Aaliyah’s ‘90s and early 2000s aesthetic will appear in the collection. Slated for a summer 2018 release, we’ll just have to wait and see what the line entails.

“This campaign has been and always will be a campaign done to honor Aaliyah in such a wonderful and huge way…” says Risinger in a petition update. “Aaliyah loved and used M.A.C., so it was only fitting that this would happen!”

 

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