MAC Is Releasing an Aaliyah Collection and We Actually Cannot Deal

THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

Hand, Mouth, Photography, Long hair, Black hair, Fictional character, Gesture, Scene,

(Image credit: Giphy)

Okay, okay, okay—we know it seems like MAC (opens in new tab) releases a new celebrity collaboration almost weekly, but we've got news that's about to cut through all that white noise: MAC has announced that it's finally releasing an Aaliyah collection, after years of people petitioning for one online.

[editoriallinks id="11d0bb62-87a8-4393-a13b-cf43a961aac1"][/editoriallinks]

The petition was created by a woman named Jennifer Risinger two years ago through Change.org, with the goal of honoring Aaliyah's legacy through a limited edition release of the singer's favorite MAC makeup products, which she alleges included the (now discontinued) Chelsea Lipstick, Cherish Lipstick, and Chestnut Lipliner.

A post shared by M·A·C Cosmetics (@maccosmetics) (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by on

More than 26,000 people have signed the petition in the last few years, and finally, it appears that MAC has listened, announcing the collection this morning with the following statement: "Aaliyah is truly one in a million—an unstoppable icon whose groundbreaking work in R&B music and film inspires us all. Today we join her countless fans in celebrating her with the announcement of the MAC Aaliyah collection. You made it happen!"

RELATED STORY

marie claire logo

(Image credit: Marie Claire)

YES. IT'S REALLY HAPPENING. Though we know approximately nothing else about the collection (yet), we do know that we'll have to wait until 2018 for its release. So until then, we guess we'll just have to listen to "One in a Million" on repeat for the next 12 months in anticipation.

Follow Marie Claire on Facebook for the latest celeb news, beauty tips, fascinating reads, livestream video, and more.

Chloe Metzger
Beauty Editor

Chloe Metzger is the deputy beauty director at Cosmopolitan, overseeing the editorial content and growth strategy of the hair, makeup, and skin space on digital, while also obsessively writing about the best hair products for every hair type (curly girl here; whattup), and the skincare routines that really, truly work (follow her on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes pics of that magazine life). She brings nearly a decade of writing and editing expertise, and her work has appeared in AllureHealthFitnessMarie ClaireStyleCaster, and Parents. She also has an unhealthy adoration for Tom Hanks and would like to please meet him one day, if you could arrange that. Thanks.