Aaliyah for MAC Cosmetics

Hi Everyone!!!

Welcome back to Surreal Serene, & this blogpost is truly a special post for me to write & also to Vlog about, and this post you guys is all about the Aaliyah for MAC Collection that has just been released!!!…. AND IM SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THIS COLLECTION, AS IM A SUPER DAY 1 FAN OF AALIYAH! In the 90s I fell in love with her music, she is an icon in her own right, and her music, style, & overall amazingness inspired me growing up as a kid in the 90s! <3 She inspired me to be a strong woman, and reminded me to never accept bullshit, be a Queen & always move forward!!! I learnt all her music as a kid growing up in the 90s and learnt all her dance moves, she truly was & still is an inspiration me growing up into my adulthood!!!

I was obviously one of the many many thousands that voted for this collection to be created by MAC, late last year, and it’s long overdue, but I’m glad that the collection has finally been released! As it’s a part of her legacy as she passed away ๐Ÿ™ but will never be forgotten and it’s a great reminder for everyone & for those that didn’t have the pleasure of listening to her music… this will spread her music to many many more people… and it’s so great that she now has a makeup collection named after her <3

First of all, I bought 2 of the products from the collection, which were the Aaliyah for MACBronzing powderย inย Baby Girl & the Aaliyah for MACLipglass in At your best you are…!!! & I absolutely love the packaging for the collection, the gorgeous aubergine deep shiny purple packaging is everything, and I love that her signature is all over the packaging, it’s such a pretty touch!!!








| Aaliyah for MACBronzing Powder in Baby Girl |


Baby girl was the name Aaliyah was commonly associated by, and the name of this bronzer is actually giving me all the feels <3

The bronzer is a stunning item in itself, I mean the packaging alone, it has Aaliyah’s signature imprinted within the powder, and I think that is just a beautiful touch, and I really love the bronzing powder. It’s such a special item…. but I was concerned about the colour pay off, as when I swatched the colour on my hand, barely anything came off, and it looked even too sheer for my skin, and believe me I thought the colour pay off was not good enough for at least a MAC COLLECTION, BUT FIRST AND FOREMOST AN AALIYAH FOR MAC COLLECTION!!!!

But besides this, when I physically used my Spectrum A05 Contour brush, and dipped it inside the Baby girl Bronzing Powder, I found the shade to be highly pigmented and looked so beautiful on my cheeks, and temples (so although it didn’t swatch well on my hand) it really did a great job on my cheeks, and the powder has gold highlighter within it as well, which creates a little sparkle with the bronzing!!!

| Aaliyah for MACLigplass in At your best You are… |


The song behind this Lipglass name is everything, and one of my favourite songs by Aaliyah (go have a listen to it) ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

But moving onto the lipglass, now if you know me well, you’ll know I’m really into matte lipsticks but I wanted to take a chance, and try a gorgeous lipgloss, and so I chose this gorgeous burgundy / purple-y gloss from the Aaliyah for Mac collection.

I really do love the Lipglass, I mean it smells so sugary but I have faced a bit of difficulties with the actual formula, I mean it’s really sticky, and when you put your lips together it’s really sticky, and when it’s windy your hair just flies into the lipgloss and it’s a messy situation (but I guess thats a known thing with any lipgloss) hahaha… so it’s not a deal breaker … but the other little thing that bothered me about this lipglass was the fact that as it’s a pigmented / tinted lipgloss and it’s a dark shade, the colour runs in different areas on your lips and creates a two tonal kinda shade, so I don’t think it can be worn alone… but that being said I paired it with my MAC Viva Glam III lipstick underneath (which has a similar dark burgundy / purple tone) & dabbed on the At your best you are lipglass in the middle sections of my lips, and it looks incredible …. true Aaliyah style!!!


Heres a finished makeup look!!!

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You can also watch the Youtube video!

There are more swatches, and a live demonstration for the Aaliyah for MAC products I speak about in this blogpost :)!!!

All in all, if you’re a true Aaliyah fan, then I definitely recommend you check out the collection by MAC Cosmetics, as if anything I’ll be keeping my products as a memory of this incredible, legendary and amazing music icon, may God rest her soul & may she rest in peace, baby girl <3


Aaliyah for MACBronzing Powder in Baby Girl – |ย HERE | ยฃ23.50

Aaliyah for MACLipglass in At your best You are… – |ย HERE | ยฃ15.50

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  1. Loved your video so much girl!! I’ll be honest and say I never really listened too much on Aaliyah’s music but I did like some songs and I thought she was such a strong and gorgeous woman to adore on many levels so when she tragically passed away I was mourning too. She was and still is an icon so when I heard MAC was coming out with this collection I was stoked! I still haven’t been able to pick anything up from this collection and I might not since so many things are selling out, but that bronzing powder looks gorgous!

    1. Awww thanks so much Stacey!!! If you can pick up anything, please try & at least get the bronzing powder! it really is an iconic piece to collect <3!!! Thanks so much for your kind words! I'm so stoked that the collection was finally released! but I'm a tad bit dissapointed with some of the products! I would have liked to see more dramatic colours in the eyeshadow quad! however, on the whole, I'm so happy they're celebrating her as an icon ๐Ÿ™‚ I was so sad when she passed ๐Ÿ™ but this will mark her legendary presence on this planet ๐Ÿ™‚ <3 xoxo

  2. I’ve been wondering about this collection for a while. I’m a huge Aaliyah fan and love both her music and style. The lip gloss colour really suits you. I get what you mean about the formula being sticky. I guess the easy answer is to have your hair up. Love the review! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    1. Hahah, I will actually consider having my hair up when I use a gloss ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks so much honey! Her style & music was incredible โค๏ธ xoxo

  3. beautiful lipglass, this shade looks great on you. It’s amazing that MAC did an Aaliyah inspired line. I loved her growing up too, she is such a nineties icon. Such a talented singer and danger she was…it’s a shame we lost her so young.

    1. Awww thanks so much beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ Iโ€™m so happy that Aaliyah did a collection with MAC! It was a shame we lost her so young, I wonder what she could have been doing now, sheโ€™s such a legend!!! โค๏ธ xoxo

  4. I was so surprised when I read that the bronzer didn’t give a good pay off on the swatches, but at least it is beautiful on the skin. That’s what matters, haha. Thanks for sharing, the collection looks beautiful as always for MAC x
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    1. Awww thanks so much lovely, it was so weird that the colour pay off was not great when swatched, but looks amazing on the cheek! ๐Ÿ™‚ they did well on the packaging as well! I am loving what I got from the collection ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  5. Lovely series! I like the lipstick from this series, she has very beautiful and rich colors. And the imprinted signature of Aaliyah is a pleasant bonus!

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