MAC Is Honoring Aaliyah With a Limited-Edition Makeup Collection
It’s been 16 years since singer Aaliyah Haughton passed away, but her memory lives on. Not only is the ’90s style icon’s signature cropped tops and baggy pants look inspiring a whole new generation of youth, but the R&B crooner lives on in her music. And now, there’s one more way to remember her: MAC Cosmetics is releasing a limited-edition collection in the star’s honor.
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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 M·A·C Aaliyah collection. You made it happen! Stay tuned in 2018. #AaliyahforMAC @aaliyah_haughton_official
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Similar to the posthumous line they released in honor of late singer Selena Quintanilla, the company announced its decision to its Instagram page. In a video teasing the collection, they wrote: “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.”
The news comes two years after fans originally began lobbying for the collab, launching a Change.org petition that called for the songstress’s favorite beauty brand to honor her memory with her own namesake line. “We want her legacy to be continued and be reintroduced with a collection through MAC Cosmetics,” the petition read.
Supported by Aaliyah’s own brother, Rashad Haughton, it went on to list a few of the late icon’s favorite MAC products, like the Chelsea Lipstick, Cherish Satin Lipstick ($26), Chestnut Lip Pencil ($25), and Espresso Shadow ($15) and Biscuit Shadow. The petition garnered close to 27,000 signatures, and clearly, their pleas did not fall on deaf ears. “You made it happen!” the brand wrote in its announcement post.
While very few details surrounding the collection are known, fans have requested “eyeshadows, lipsticks, lipliners, lip glosses, contour and highlight, beauty powder, false eyelashes, and eyebrow pencils” that represent the beloved star. A couple of Haughton’s fave shades are now-discontinued, (but some are still in rotation!), so perhaps they’ll be bringing back those for a limited time only? The line is set to launch in summer 2018.
Will you be buying Aaliyah’s MAC collection? Tell us over @BritandCo.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)