MAC Launching Marilyn Monroe Collection

Marilyn Monroe
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Beauty icon Marilyn Monroe is the inspiration behind MAC's new collection.

If you thought 2011 was The Year of Marilyn Monroe, just wait 'til you see what 2012—which marks the 50th anniversary of her death—has in store.

The legendary blonde bombshell, who was just named the Best Beach Body Of All Time, has inspired a new MAC color cosmetics collection which will launch in October, Women's Wear Daily reports.

The limited-edition range will pay homage to Monroe's iconic looks with roughly 30 items—including eye shadows, lipsticks, nail polishes, and eyeliners—priced from $15 to $27.

Fresh off collaborations with Iris Apfel and Daphne Guinness, MAC teamed up with Authentic Brands Group LLC, which bought the intellectual property rights for Marilyn Monroe LLC in January 2011, to create the line. The Authentic Brands deal also paved the way for Monroe's "cameo" in the latest J'Adore Dior fragrance commercial. Busy girl!

We've got our fingers crossed for winged black liner, pearl shadows, lush false lashes, and a creamy ruby-red lipstick. If only they did platinum hair dye too ...