Beauty Shoot: 90s Style Icon Aaliyah Inspires New Makeup Collection

Take a trip down memory lane with our exclusive beauty shoot inspired by the global launch of the new M.A.C x Aaliyah makeup collection


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ARE YOU THAT SOMEBODY

Aaliyah's 90s tomboy style endures today with her clever mix of street and sportswear.

ON THE FACE: Baby Girl Bronzing Powder. Age Ain’t Nothing Eye Shadow x 9 Palette. Li Li’s Motor City topped with Brooklyn Born Lipglass on lips.

FASHION: Canadian Goose jacket, $1585, from Fabric. Vintage Tommy Hilfiger top, $65, from Magic Hollow.

Photo / Mara Sommer

ONE IN A MILLION

Hip-hop fashion has influenced several designers in recent collections, with tribute t-shirts seen everywhere from Balenciaga to Versace.

ON THE FACE: Baby Girl Bronzing Powder. Age Ain’t Nothing Eye Shadow x 9 Palette. Try Again lipstick topped with Brooklyn Born Lipglass.

FASHION: Zara shirt $69. Meadowlark sterling silver choker $625. Aaliyah t-shirt stylist's own.

Photo / Mara Sommer

MORE THAN A WOMAN

Motorcycle references and a penchant for Gothic glamour influenced much of the late singer's aesthetic.

ON THE FACE: Baby Girl Bronzing Powder. Age Ain’t Nothing Eye Shadow x 9 Palette. More Than a Woman Lipstick topped with At Your Best You Are…Lipglass.

FASHION: C&M jacket $310. Harley Davidson leather cap, $65, from Magic Hollow. Gosha Rubchinskiy sunglasses, $485, from Fabric. Meadowlark 9ct yellow gold hoop earrings $2075. Flash Jewellery coin pendant $149.

Photo / Mara Sommer

HOT LIKE FIRE

A full red lip adds plenty of drama to mid-winter occasions.

ON THE FACE: Baby Girl Bronzing Powder. Age Ain’t Nothing Eye Shadow x 9 Palette. Hot Like… Lipstick.

Photo / Mara Sommer

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90s neutral tones layer up for the perfect sculpted face — just add Aaliyah's signature over-eye hair do for a polished finish.

ON THE FACE: Baby Girl Bronzing Powder. Age Ain’t Nothing Eye Shadow x 9 Palette. Li Li’s Motor City topped with Brooklyn Born Lipglass.

FASHION: Vintage Rework Tommy Hilfiger top, $85, from Magic Hollow. Meadowlark triple pave ear cuffs $1609. Jeans and belt model's own.

Photo / Mara Sommer

WE NEED A RESOLUTION

A deep lip matched with tinted sunglasses adds instant early 2000s glamour.

ON THE FACE: Baby Girl Bronzing Powder. Age Ain’t Nothing Eye Shadow x 9 Palette. More Than a Woman Lipstick topped with At Your Best You Are… Lipglass.

FASHION: Camilla & Marc top $299. Prada sunglasses, $560, from Sunglass Hut. Meadowlark 9ct yellow gold hoop earrings $2075. Vintage Fendi baguette bag stylist's own.

Photo / Mara Sommer

TRY AGAIN

Comfort and glamour go hand in hand with this high/low look inspired by the streets.

ON THE FACE: Baby Girl Bronzing Powder. Age Ain’t Nothing Eye Shadow x 9 Palette. Try Again Lipstick topped with Brooklyn Born Lipglass.

FASHION: Gosha Rubchinsky sweatshirt, $595, from Fabric. Flash Jewellery pendant $149 and chain choker $99. Karen Walker gold ring $3299. Model's own jeans.

Photo / Mara Sommer

DON'T KNOW WHAT TO TELL YA

The American Dream realised in classic denim and gold.

ON THE FACE: Baby Girl Bronzing Powder. Age Ain’t Nothing Eye Shadow x 9 Palette. Try Again Lipstick topped with Brooklyn Born Lipglass.

FASHION: Levis jacket $219. Flash Jewellery pendant $169, coin pendant $169, chain choker $99 and serpent chain choker $179. Capri yellow gold chain necklace, $13700, from Orsini Fine Jewellery.

Photo / Mara Sommer

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