'90s babies, prepare your hearts because the Aaliyah for MAC Cosmetics collection is officially on its way this summer! In 2017, after MAC addressed fans' petition for a tribute collection to the late '90s singer, their efforts *finally* paid off.
But that confirmation was followed by radio silence — there was no official release date and not a single product tease — until now.
That is, until Melt Cosmetics beat MAC to the product teaser punch and dropped a photo of its own Aaliyah-inspired eye shadow collection.
Melt Cosmetics' eye shadow collection seems only "inspired" by Aaliyah and her last album — and unlike MAC Cosmetics' upcoming products, seems to have zero affiliation with the official Aaliyah Haughton estate.
Melt also hasn't confirmed a release date, although it maintains on Instagram that the singles will drop "soon."
Now, coincidentally, MAC Cosmetics has FINALLY blessed long-waiting fans with a release date.
"Aaliyah super-fans everywhere – YOU made it happen! Inspired by your loyalty and love, the 90s-glam #AaliyahForMACollection is coming soon," MAC wrote in its caption.
"Aaliyah lives on in a makeup collection influenced by her groundbreaking work in music and film."
You aren't even ready — take a peek at the lipstick from the line:
Of COURSE the brand went with a nude! Although Aaliyah would slay a red lip occasionally, she was most often seen with nude or glossy lips.
It also looks like MAC Cosmetics has come VERY strong with this packaging. The metallic wine lipstick bullet is very grown and sexy — just like Aaliyah's music.
A silver Aaliyah signature is also a lovely touch for fans who never got the chance to get an *actual* autograph during the singer's short life.
And SURPRISE, MAC also dropped a sneak peek of an eye shadow palette. "Which music video do you think inspired these shades?" MAC asked after dropping this MAJOR teaser of an eye shadow palette.
Fans are already loosing it over the colors in this cool-toned palette. Also, is this the *only* eye shadow palette MAC Cosmetics will drop for Aaliyah? Or will the brand drop a few smaller palettes like this one to go with a couple of her iconic music videos?
There is so much suspense!
MAC Cosmetics DID NOT come to play, joke, kid, or half-step with this Aaliyah makeup.
It's been a long time and they shouldn't have left us *this* long without a product preview, but it looks like this Aaliyah for MAC collection is going to be well worth our wait.
Stay tuned for more details on this much-anticipated collection. Who's ready to get that Aaliyah beat!?