Fans are calling for the R&B star to be remembered with limited edition commemorative cosmetics
R&B’s late princess Aaliyah has already been commemorated recently with a controversial biopic and now fans are petitioning for cosmetics company MAC to launch a limited edition makeup line inspired by the looks of the prodigiously talented singer, who passed away in 2001 after a plane crash.
Using the hashtag #AaliyahForMac and an online petition, fans are asking MAC to release a line including eyeshadows, lipsticks, lip liners, glosses, contouring and highlighting products, beauty powder, false lashes, and eyebrow pencils. And while it may seem mawkish to some, Aaliyah’s brother is reportedly excited by the idea, only because she was a big fan of the brand.
Before she died, Missy Elliott was one of Aaliyah’s closest friends. She’s been retweeting the @AaliyahForMac account, proving that the campaign has support from those who knew her best – for what it’s worth Missy hated Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic. Petition organiser Jennifer Risinger wants to help "bring Aaliyah’s legacy and memory to new generations" and describes her a "risk taker, innovator, edgy and street but sweet".
So far, it appears to be going way better than the launch of Lifetime’s Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, a TV show blasted far and wide by nearly everyone that saw it, on account of its poor casting and inccurate storytelling.
We’d say #AaliyahForMac is a safer bet.