It will be 17 years this August that famous R&B talent Aaliyah (Dana Haughton) has been dead. The beautiful singer, 22, had boarded a ten-seat twin-engine Cessna bound for Opa-Locka, Florida when the plane crashed just a few hundred feet from a runway on the Abaco Islands, Bahamas. All nine on board were killed.
Finally, MAC cosmetics is celebrating the star’s life with their “One in a Million” special edition. So far, we know there are a nine-shade eyeshadow palette and a nude lipstick. The collection will be available online June 20 and in stores on June 21.
Aaliyah was admired for her exotic good looks, and her signature smoky eye, arched brows and glossy lips will play into the MAC palette.
It has taken MAC almost three years to launch the makeup collection; fans had petitioned for the late singer in 2015 to honor her with a MAC collaboration. Missy Elliot was on board, and more than 26,000 signatures were featured on the petition.
MAC cosmetics agrees that Aaliyah is a fine representative for the cosmetics brand because she delivered “groundbreaking work in R&B music and film” and has brought much inspiration to many.
MAC will be teasing more of the makeup on social media as the days go by. Aaliyah fans can sign up to be the first to shop for the MAC Aaliyah Collection.
Aaliyah made a lot of great music before her untimely death in 2001. Some of these hits include Try Again; Are You That Somebody?; If Your Girl Only Knew; Miss You; Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number; We Need A Resolution (featuring Timbaland) and At Your Best (You Are Love).