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.
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.
Mac Lustre lipsticks have always been my favorite. They go on smooth, creamy and a tad sheer with a moderately glossy finish. High Tea is a slightly frosty, coppery-nude pink that looks gorgeous on tanned skin, and if you're not a fan of its warmth, you can always tone it down with a bit of concealer before applying. Looks great paired with dramatic, smoky eyes. Will repurchase.
Lustre's are my least favorite formula from MAC. However, I heard good things about High Tea and I saw this on a celebirty and it looked very pretty. High Tea is yet another nude l/s in my collection and I really don't need to be buying anymore nudes! I do like High Tea due to the shimmer factor because all of my nudes are either matte or satin finish. High Tea is a warm toned beige pink with pearl effect with a lusterious shine finish. The staying power is nothing to write home about! Honestly, I'll maybe get an hour of wear before I need to reapply. The feel of this l/s is what really bugs me. I feel like a have a coating of canola oil on my lips as well as feeling a bit gummy too. I don't find this moisturizing at all either. After about an hour when the color fades, my lips are drier and I get this same effect with the older Revlon l/s formulas. But, all in all, this is a beautiful color l/s and it's a nude that is wearable and suited for most skintones. I'll keep this one but I don't think I'll be buying anymore Lustre lipsticks. I rate this a 3.8 not quite a 4. Also, I love MAC l/s packaging and scent and they are so affordable as well!
I have owned 1 or 2 Lustres before but they never showed up on me or last long so I gave them to my mum.
However, High Tea is an exception. MAC describes it as a "beiged pink with small particle pearl ". This lipstick is perfection and looks great with neutral browns as well as smokier or more colourful eyeshadows. I will repurchase.
This is a great lipstick for everyday. It's also great if you have dramatic eyes because it is just a slight shimmer. It isn't too frosty at all, it just adds a really nice sheen to your lips. Feels moisturizing to me also. Not sure how the wear is, i don't really keep track of how long my lipstick stays on. It would look great with any neutral lipgloss on top!
This is my least favorite color I own. I don't like the sheer and shimmery side of it. Not my favorite nude.
When I first got it, I don't really like it coz it looks frosty when applying on my lips without makeup. After awhile, I decided to give it another try. And I started to like it more and more. Its very sheer golden nude color and it looks good to apply it alone or underneath other lipcolor. I will definitely re-purchase this. :)
Best nude lipstick ever!!! can be layered or left alone on the lips! My go to HG lipstick!!
I just love this nude color. It is a cross between nude and a little gold color. I think it's great for everyday work,school,or anywhere. I just love it when I run out I will be restocking on this color. Many of the nude colors look so flat on me this is a great nude on me .