MAC x Aaliyah

It has been over 17 years since the sudden and tragic passing of R&B sensation Aaliyah. She continues to have a tremendous impact on the music industry, inspiring some of your favorite artists such as Ciara, Mila J, Kehlani, along with countless others.



MAC Cosmetics has dropped a lot of great collaborations with major stars like Mariah Carey, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, and Def Loaf in the past. In some cases, they dedicate an entire collection to music icons, like the most recent collaboration with Selena, a Mexican superstar who, similar to Aaliyah, tragically passed at the height of her career.

The possibility of this collection launching has been buzzing around in the beauty industry for quite some time. Many beauty blogs hint at the possibility of the release for years, which left us all wondering if it would ever happen. The loyal fans of this R&B princess wanted to make sure her legacy stayed alive. They did as much as they could by sending tweets and suggestions to the major companies, and with the power of social media, MAC noticed the demand for an Aaliyah collab and gave the people what they wanted!

Aaliyah entered the music scene at the tender age of 15 years old and managed to steal our hearts while growing up right before our eyes. Her voice, which soothes the soul, has made her the renowned artist we remember today. In addition to conquering the music industry with ease, Aaliyah branched off into acting. Although she passed at such a young age, she remains in our hearts forever.

Aalyiah was known for her cool, laid-back attitude with a hint of sexy and a splash of edgy. The collection exemplified this, using cool tones and metallics with hints of red, very similar to her classic rugged style.


The MAC x Aaliyah Collection launched on June 20th. It features a deep neutral eyeshadow palette, bronzing powder, four shades of lipstick, lip glass and a lip pencil. Just minutes after the collection launched, as expected, the bundled collection was sold out. Luckily for you all, the individual pieces are still available online for purchase at


MAC named the lipsticks in this collection after some of her most famous songs. From the matte finish to a frost finish, there is a lip color to satisfy every makeup lover's needs. All lipsticks retail at $18.50.


The Age Ain't Nothing Palette is the star of the show! It has classic earth tones and some shimmer shades that can create any signature Aaliyah look of your choice. The palette has nine shades and retails at just $32.00.

Similar to the lipstick shades in this collection, the lipglass names are base off Aaliyah's life. They have names like Li Li's Motor City, Brooklyn Born, 1 In A Million, and At Your Best. Each lipglass retail at $17.50.