We're always here for black women teaming up with beauty brands to provide representation, diversity and general black girl magic to our vanities. So when MAC announced its latest collaborations, we couldn't help but write in our calendars and start saving our coins.
First up is Taraji P. Henson's second MAC collaboration.
Although we loved her warm, shimmery Skinfinish powders and the classic nude lip called "Strip Me Down," her Viva Glam lip products aren't only gorgeous, they're also for a good cause.
Starting in 1994, MAC created the MAC AIDS Foundation, and since then they've enlisted celebrities to help them launch products and give 100% of their proceeds to HIV-impacted populations. They put all proceeds into a grant system and those grants go to preventing and treating HIV and supporting people who are living with it. These efforts have amounted to more than $50 million in donations since inception.
Get ready to stock up on her copper metallic lipstick and golden-bronze Lipglass (they can be layered or worn alone) for $17 each on Sept. 7 through Feb. 2018.
Nicki Minaj is going au natural for her second MAC collab.
Although we couldn't get enough of the bright, in-your-face pink shades from Nicki's first collection with MAC, Nicki's Nude (a peachy nude shade) and The Pinkprint (a softer petal pink) have the potential to be our next go-to everyday lip shades.
Ms. Minaj herself helped design these two shades, but they're actually not the only ones in this collection, available online and in select stores on Sept. 21. Other than her two custom shades, MAC is releasing 18 nude lipsticks (new and repromoted shades) and 6 glosses (1 new) in the collection.
We're finally getting the Aaliyah collection we deserve.
Aaliyah Haughton was a beloved actress and singer before she passed away in a tragic plane crash in 2001. You know her from hit songs including "Try Again" or "Are You That Somebody," and you've almost certainly seen her in Queen of the Damned or Romeo Must Die.
After the MAC and Selena collection was released and saw many happy fans, fans of Aaliyah made a Change.org petition for MAC to produce a collection dedicated to Haughton two years ago. Before it closed, that petition saw 26,000 signatures.
So far we only have 2018 as a hint for when the collection will drop, but considering the sheer number of people who were dreaming of this collab a couple years ago, just know that we should be prepared to hop online and snag the items before they inevitably sell out.
So which collection will you be shopping? All three are sure to be worth the investment. Support #BlackGirlMagic!