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Touring Marilyn Monroe's LA Haunts with MAC Cosmetics

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MAC Cosmetics has officially raised the bar on collection launch events. In honor of their new limited-edition Marilyn Monroe-inspired set of lipsticks, nail lacquers, eyeshadows, eyeliners and more, the celebrated beauty brand invited us on a classic Starline Tour to visit the late starlet's favorite places in LA. Brilliant.

As we scoped tons of classic Monroe landmarks, from the Rainbow Bar and Grill (formerly Villa Nova) to her grave at Westwood Village Memorial Park, MAC's director of makeup artistry Gregory Arlt offered both fascinating and hilarious commentary on the collection. Case in point: While explaining the stunning rare photos that are featured on the collection's packaging, he declared that Marilyn Monroe is the "Tupac Shakur of Hollywood" because new snaps of her are always popping up, which is so spot-on.

Arlt also gave us some insight on his storied career as a red carpet makeup artist. As a 15-year vet in the industry, he's the go-to for gorgeous gals like Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, Victoria Beckham and retro queen Dita Von Teese. Speaking of DVT, Arlt revealed that the collection's "Charmed I'm Sure" lipstick was made specifically for Dita since she loves to rock a red pout.

Take a peek at the tour in our gallery and be sure to snap up a piece of the collection (which is almost sold out!) in-store or online now through November.
· MAC Cosmetics [Official Site]