I usually always do a nude pale lip. I have a lot of Mac favorites, Creme De Nude, Siss, Peachstock, all which are on the opaque side. Sometimes you need just a casual nude look for a less made up look. I went to my Mac counter the other day to try several Lustre colors on. I have to say, in the store High Tea looked a little blah. I loved the way it looked in the tube though. I read many of the reviews of it and so many of you guys w/my coloring loved it. I figured the best way was to buy it and look at it in my bathroom lighting. (hate to return things, but it's an option). Rushed to my mirror when I got home and applied it w/Cork for a little definition then w/Oak for blending.......OMG, I really love it! Just the look and color I was going for. Glad I took a chance.
I love this lipstick, it is a great everyday pretty nude. Will always have this handy in my makeup bag. Don't really use it in my kit much as it is a little glossy so doesn't have as mush staying power as a matt lippie.
I love this for a light, sheer everyday nide look. It is moisterizing with a bit of shine and shimmer. Very classic and pretty.
THE SHORT: High Tea is undoubtedly my most used lip color. Itís been in my collection for 5 years or so as a heavily rotated, I donít know how many tubes Iíve had. The only way it could be perfect is if the formula was moisturizingÖ.due to the drying formula, I actually give High Tea a 4.75 instead of a solid 5 :P
COLOR: A pearly sheer beige with a touch of pinkÖitís like a ylbb/nude/beige-pink. In some lighting itís more pink than others (like on a gray overcast day). I canít say Iíve ever found a dupe for the colorÖsome are close but too pink, too orange, too frosty etc. What I *love* about High TeaÖlike absolutely cannot get enough of, is the pearl finish, itís just gorgeous, sexy enough to wear on a date yet in combination with the color, itís suitable for the office as well when worn lightly. I wear High Tea on its own a lot, but I really like it with a nude lipliner like Rimmelís Addiction or UDís Naked.
FORMULA: Lustres and I donít get along so well, I find them drying (yet, strangely, I can wear MACís mattes without issue, go figure). Sheer and as easy to apply as a sheer gloss without a mirror, but your lips need to be in good condition because High Tea will emphasize chapped lips. Lasting power is poor as with most sheer lipsticks, but with how easy it is to apply, this really isnít an issue.
MY COLORING: nw15-20ish, reddish/pigmented lips, light olive green eyes and hair color is *always* changing (black, red, purple, blonde etc)ÖHigh Tea has looked good no matter what hair color Iíve worn.
I absolutely ADORE this color. I purchased it along with Nymphette and Ample Pink and it looks fabulous under both. It's the most flattering neutral beige-pink color. The formula is great too. Not drying, glides on very smoothly. The MAC associate that helped me said the Luster formulas are more sheer and let your natural lips come through, which is exactly what I wanted. This is really a gorgeous lip stick!
I like this lipstick. A good natural looking nude. It looks great when paired with a nude lipgloss but I don't think i would wear it along. I like the formula. It doesn't feel like it is drying out my lips like some lipsticks do. I am going back and forth about buying it again. I think i will probably shop around when I get finished with it to see if I can find something I like better. If nothing leaps out at me I'd go back to this one.
This is a smooth, sheer beige color with a slight shine and buildable pigmentation to it. It looks really nice on my NC30 skin. I love this to wear to school because it doesn't look like I'm too done up or trying too hard, yet it makes me look polished. I will definitely be reaching for this a lot, and I do plan on repurchasing it when I'm out.
Such a pretty lipstick! A beige with a tiny bit of shimmer. It feels very good on your lips. On my lips though it is very sheer and adds very little color! I still love it though since its gives a great sheen to my lips and a little bit of color!
LOVE IT! Its definitely MLBB<3. I've been alternating with many nude lipsticks
But this is love. Looks frosty in the tube but it doesn't show once
Applied. Soft and moisturizing, perfect nude for my NC40 skintone
After Reading mixed reviews about this product , I decided is pick it up and try for myself. I tested it in the store and really couldn't see much of a difference, I thought maybe I'd play around with it, layering it over other lipsticks.
I have to say, this particular lipstick is totally and completely average. Not in a bad way, it's just that when it's on my lips all I can say is "it DOES have nice _______, but it could have a bit more..." sheathed it's shimmer, pinky tones, coverage, shine, peachy tones, nude-y-ness, pretty much EVERYTHING. but I don't take this as a bad thing. Were always looking for the "best", but what may be the best in one places may not be the best in others, so when I can find a product that's just OKAY, in everythig, I take it as a good thing. I take it as I can pair it with a lipgloss or other lipstick depending on what I feel like and I know that I'm going to snatch this up out of my makeup case when I'm in too much of a rush to play with color.
Definately a great go-to, nude lipstick. I'll definately repurchase over and over again.