High Tea is one of the best neutrals for all skin types. The only problem I have with it is that if lips are dry, this color does like to accentuate the lines in your lips. This is my go to lip color when I have a dark, smokey eye. or want a wash of color with my day makeup.
For reference I'm an NC45.
At first, I didn't like this lippie, because it didn't really show up on my lips. Not willing to admit defeat, I put on a few coats because it's a lustre finish, with some cork lipliner, and voila - a miracle was born. I now love this color, because it really brings luminousity to my face. I would definitely recommend.
I am a blue eyed NW10 (NW20 when tanning from a bottle).
This is a great nude for when you want to add shimmer without adding color to your natural lip color. Adds some dimension without too much fuss. I go back and forth about how necessary it really is for my collection, but eh, it's ok.
HG lipstick this is my fav color i just hate the fact that its lusture and that its sometimes drying but my auquaphor fixs that :) all in all i love this lip stick ive gone through probably 10 in my life so far
this is a great color for my NC30 skin
I didn't like this color, so up for swap it went. Too glazey and just not for me. I also had the issue with this lipstick coming apart at the base after just sitting around for a while. Weird.
This lipstick and Blankety are my 2 favorites. Pretty much every other lipsticks I had I swapped away since I really only use those 2 colors. The color of this is a beige/pink, leaning towards brown with a slight frost. When I first got this I was thinking this could possibly turn too brown on me and I'd end up hating it, luckily it did not. I literally reach for this most days of the week, if not all. It's one of those "easy" colors you can slap on without a mirror and you don't even have to add gloss since it gives a nice sheen to the lips. I usually don't use gloss with it. I will definitaly repurchase this one.
I really have nothing to say on this lipstick. It shows up on me as just a shimmer. Not a bad lipstick, but it does not wow me. Just sort of plain.
First heard about High Tea from MakeupByTiffanyD on YouTube. She raved over this color and it looked neutral enough for daily wear. I have to wear conservative makeup for work, so I thought this would be perfect. I am now on my 2nd tube of High Tea. The first one seemed to break inside the tube and it just made a mess on the outside when you twist the product up. Now my second tube does this too! It's only on this particular color! None of my other MAC lipsticks do this! Weird! I love the color of High Tea. I use NYX pale pink lipliner, High Tea, then top it with CremeSheen in Boy Bait. Perfect neutral daytime lip.
EDIT: High Tea is a lustre - to me, it feels like a gloss & lipstick combined. It is really creamy. I think it is better suited for fair skin, as MAC describes it as a beiged pink with pearl. I think the description is dead on. If you have drier lips, put a thin amount of lip balm on prior to using High Tea. It shouldn't accentuate any lines in the mouth this way. continued >>
I love High Tea! On my pigmented lips, it's a lovely shade of pinky beige with a pearlescent finish. It's one of my everyday, most used shades hands down. It looks good no matter what else I'm wearing! It's a lustre, so not the best lasting power, but I love how shiny it is on my lips.