summer beauty: roman holiday

Francois Nars seems to me a cheeky, color genius. Many of his eponymous makeup shades are named after iconic films, women in the arts, and beautiful places. For the sheer lipstick named Roman Holiday, he clearly took inspiration from the adorable film starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. The shade is a lovely, sheer, pastel lilac-laced pink. It looks intense in the tube, like Barbie pink, and the first time I saw it, I balked - no way I can pull this off. However, once you put it on...it becomes a pretty, feminine, subtle pink...bellissima!

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