Earlier this year, Selena fans started up a petition to get a MAC makeup special-edition line featuring the deceased music star. Months after the murmuring began, the makeup brand announced the collection would hit stores in 2016, proving the power of grassroots beauty. Now, Aaliyah fans are taking a page out of the same book. Trae Anna Burke and Jennifer Risinger have started an online petition for a MAC x Aaliyah makeup collection. So far, they have over 6,000 supporters with a total goal of 7,500. The petition reads:
As a huge MAC fan & consumer of their permanent line & limited edition collections, we want MAC to be the first brand to reintroduce Aaliyah’s legacy to the world in a format that it has never been given before. Aaliyah’s brother Rashad Haughton says that Aaliyah was a big fan of MAC. He also goes on to say,” that he approves of the idea for a Limited Edition collection by MAC for her.” Her favorite MAC products were: Chelsea Lipstick, Cherish Lipstick, Chestnut Lipliner, espresso eyeshadow, and biscuit eyeshadow. **** We hope that if MAC does the collection that there will be eyeshadows, lipsticks, lipliners, lipglosses, contour & highlight, beauty powder, false lashes, eyebrow pencils that represent and are inspired by Aaliyah. ***** Mac Cosmetics, We want an ”Aaliyah for Mac Limited Edition Collection. Aaliyah stands for Mac’s mission of “All ages, All races, All sexes.” She was a risk taker, innovator, edgy, street but sweet, & R and B’s Princess. She continues to influence today’s mainstream artist & people around the world still love and celebrate her life and music every year! Her brother Rashad Haughton says MAC Cosmetics was her favorite makeup brand. Our mission is simple, we want her legacy to continue and be reintroduced through a collection with Mac Cosmetics. Her iconic & blue print for R and B music album ” One in a Million” that made Timbaland and Missy Elliott a household name’s 20th Anniversary is next year. Help us bring her legacy & memory to new generations & the legions of diehard fans in a different format than her legacy has ever been given before . Mac Cosmetics & ”Aaliyah for MAC” collection is sure to be a one in a million hit!
This year marks the 14th anniversary of the R&B singer’s untimely death. Since then, her music has remained popular and has been sampled by several different artists,including Drake. In addition to the petition, there is an @aaliyahformac Instagram account. The page is filled with fan art and mock-ups of the ad campaign. Keep reading to see the gorgeous shots! The Aaliyah fans have spoken, and we think MAC is listening . . .