MAC X Aaliyah

I can’t remember the last time I wrote about a new MAC collection and this one is truly 'one in a million'

If you’ve been an avid follower of mine throughout the years you’ll know MAC was the brand that made me fall in love with make up and their monthly collections used to drive me crazy. I remember being 19 standing outside the Carnaby St store waiting for the Hello Kitty collection to launch - believe it or not I still have it, I keep it for the memories haha - hoarder much? 

When I had heard about the Aaliyah for MAC collection I was truly over the moon. I grew up listening to her music, admiring her dance moves and obsessing over her natural beauty. I still remember exactly where I was when I heard about her passing on the radio. It was horrible but what better way than to honour her than with such a gorgeous collection that really embodies her make up style. 

The 'Try Again' lipstick is my kind of brown, it's possibly one of my favourite brown MAC lipsticks. I got a lot of comments on Instagram about the tone of this lipstick and to be honest it's quite unlike any others. I would describe it as a muted, grey-toned brown - It's a matte lipstick so I find it looks best when you pair it with a lip liner. I am wearing it in the above pic with MAC Mahogany lip liner. I would say it's quite a cool blue based lipstick but I really adore it. 

To jazz things up a little 'Try Again' looks lovely with the gloss 'Brooklyn Born' over - it's a golden sparkly lipglass that adds beautiful dimension to the lips and works well with any lipstick. It's the perfect shade to amplify and nude lip and I love it. 

The bronzing powder 'Baby Girl' isn't too different from MAC's bronzers but I'm a sucker for names and packaging - this is certainly going to be another keep sake. The tone of this bronzer is rich and has a slight shimmer to it. I do find, I need to build up the powder on my complexion but eventually it adds a lovely warmth to the skin. 

Have any of you had time to check out the MAC X Aaliyah collection? Were you a fan of hers, like me? Best believe I went and dug out my Aaliyah album to take this picture.. (see hoarder!) 

Lots of Love 


  1. Honestly I was so disappointed in the bronzer. Black girl collab but not black girl friendly?! Oh ok but this nude lip was so fab I had to cop it! Unfortunately I'm too tan at the moment to wear it but once winter comes around I'm thinking it may just be my new fave perfect nude! Looks so great on you <3

  2. Zara, love this pagar but What happend with your youtube channel? Regards from México!!


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