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Aaliyah Gets MAC Cosmetics Line In Her Honor 16 Years After Her Death

Aaliyah reportedly loved MACs Cherish and Chelsea lipsticks. (Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images)


Friday, Aug. 25, marks the 16th anniversary of Aaliyah’s death, but her impact continues to be felt throughout pop culture. Today, one company is celebrating her iconic looks by premiering a makeup line in her honor.

Mac Cosmetics will debut the high-end line in summer 2018, as announced on the late singer’s official Twitter account Thursday, Aug. 24.

Fans had been trying to get a makeup collection dedicated to Aaliyah’s legacy off the ground since 2015 when fan Jennifer Risinger launched a petition. The appeal was backed by the singer’s brother, Rashad Haughton, who encouraged the campaign to continue back in April. The line comes full circle as according to the campaign letter, Haughton said his sister was a big fan of Mac’s lipsticks and eyeshadows.

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The brand also announced the line on its Instagram page, saying, “Aaliyah is truly one in a million — an unstoppable icon whose groundbreaking work in R&B music and film inspires us all.”

Fans have been giddily applauding the announcement ever since.

And while a couple of fans were disappointed that previously unreleased music wasn’t being put out instead …

… others were just happy the princess of R&B was finally getting her makeup props.


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