The ’90s revival continues to steam full speed ahead, with many of us reveling in the opportunity to take a collective look in the rear view mirror at the music, fashion, film and other cultural modes of expression from that golden decade. One such retrospection is the much-anticipated collection by cosmetics giants MAC, released at the end of June which honours the late R&B superstar, Aailyah Haughton.
Known for her tomboyish style which also merged high fashion with the avant guarde, Aaliyah was undoubtedly also a beauty icon during the mid-late ’90s to the day she met her untimely death. Even though 17 years have passed since her death, the singer still inspires a new generation of fans. In fact, her fans are majorly responsible for the MAC x Aaliyah Box Set, which celebrates her signature makeup style which consisted of nude or plum lips, smouldering smokey eyes, bronzed skin and of course, hair that was always laid by the Gods.
A spokesperson for MAC says,”Aaliyah is truly one in a million – an unstoppable icon whose groundbreaking work in R&B music and film continues to inspire us all. Now, MAC Aaliyah lets countless fans celebrate their devotion to the music and style trailblazer of a generation.”
Products are named in tribute to Aaliyah’s biggest hits like ‘Try Again’, ‘At Your Best’ and ‘More Than A Woman’, and come in the most gorgeous rich and muted shades that evoke the spirit and style of the icon. The collection also imagines how Aaliyah’s look may have evolved had she lived.
The MAC X Aaaliyah Collection is a special edition collaboration, and available to purchase at maccosmetics.co.uk as well as in store at the MAC Canarby Street, White City, Stratford and Birmingham branches.