Selena for MAC is really happening, and the beauty brand also just announced a groundbreaking partnership with Caitlyn Jenner. So, isn’t it about time that we made the same thing happen for Aaliyah?
Since her untimely death in 2001, Aaliyah has maintained a strong fan base through her timeless records, ushering in a new generation of followers who admire her stunning beauty. In addition to her angelic vocals, the late songstress has a ton of makeup looks that are nothing short of iconic.
An Aaliyah for MAC collaboration only seems right. A petition for the line has been started by Aaliyah fan Jennifer Risinger.
“Me and a couple of friends tweeted [Aaliyah’s] brother, Rashad Haughton, and asked if he would be interested in a MAC collection honoring Aaliyah,” Jennifer explained to Global Grind. “To our surprise, since the family’s so private, he responded that she loved MAC cosmetics and that he approved and that he would have his licensing team look into it. From then on, we put a petition together and set up social media accounts.”
The petition has since received nearly 12,000 signatures. Even Missy Elliott has gotten involved with the social media campaign. Although we can all agree that Aaliyah for MAC would be dope, what would the collection look like?
“I would want them to bring back a couple of her favorite colors that she mentioned in some articles- Chelsea lipstick, I believe that’s a discontinued shade. She wore Cherish lipstick, so that could be a re-promote in the collection, as well as Chestnut lip liner,” said Jennifer.
The options appear to be endless.
“From the fans and the supporters in the beauty community, they really love her “Rock The Boat” makeup, so colors from that music video. Colors from the “We Need A Resolution” video. There’s so many looks that people love from that. The “Try Again” music video, the “Are You That Somebody?” music video.”
Still, despite the social media enthusiasm, MAC has yet to offer an official yes or no, according to Jennifer:
“I’ve gotten some tweets from MAC saying they would send it to their people and thank you for the idea, really general responses. Rashad has reached out to MAC and as far as he told me, all they can do is wait for MAC to call them.”
If you want to see Aaliyah x MAC become a reality, here’s what you can do to help:
“People can help the movement by posting on their social media using #AaliyahforMAC and adding @MACcosmetics, encouraging people to sign the petition, tell MAC you want the collection and tell them to call Rashad and make a deal.”