MAC is keeping the #BlackGirlMagic going with Aaliyah and Nicki Minaj collections

  • Anika Reed
  • USA TODAY
4:11 p.m Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 Nation& World
Nicki Minaj teased two nude lipsticks with the brand.

Start saving up for next summer: MAC Cosmetics is releasing a new makeup collection inspired by the late R&B star Aaliyah.

After a Change.org petition popped up two years ago, a campaign urging the makeup company to honor the late singer, backed by her brother Rashad Haughton, picked up steam and garnered more than 26,000 signatures.

It was enough to sway the brand, which announced Thursday that it will release a collection in summer 2018.

The actress and singer, best known for hit songs Are You That Somebody and Rock the Boat, died in a tragic plane crash in 2001 at 22.

The brand posthumously paid tribute to another icon last year with the Mac Selena line, also the result of a fan petition, modeled after the late Selena Quintanilla who was known for her winged eyeliner and red lips.

MAC has been honing in on #BlackGirlMagic this year, collaborating with rapper Nicki Minajas well as actress Taraji P. Henson on her own collection and a Viva Glam campaign.

Minaj is coming out with two nude lipsticks, and teased a "big surprise announcement" with the brand on Instagram Tuesday.

Henson's first solo MAC collection, which featured highlighters, lipstick and eyeliner, sold out shortly after its launch. The brand recently announced its second installment of her Viva Glam campaign, this time showcasing a bronze lipgloss and lipstick. 

If the Aaliyah collection is anything like Henson's or Minaj's debuts, we can expect some brown and black girl-friendly nude lipsticks, a smoky black eyeliner or a bold, glossy red lip.

Who's ready for next summer?

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