This is my current favorite everyday lipstick. I love how it's nude without making me look dead! I'm actually on my second tube (and I NEVER use a color long enough to purchase a second tube!). It's the perfect color on its own as well as an awesome base color-I layer different glosses over it to alter it depending on my makeup mood that day. It looks great with every color gloss-from pink to bronze glosses, they all look beautiful! I highly recommend if you are looking for a natural nude!
It's like gloss in an easy to apply lipstick format! I love how it gives a great shiny look without the sticky, goopy, glossy, nastiness that I've come to detest.
The color is gold with a hint of pink. It's nude while being multi-dimensional. I am NC30, blue-black hair, black eyes and practically no lashes. High Tea is perfect when I'm wearing Haux shadow in the crease, black liquid liner and eyelashes. I prefer it over the satin, muted lipsticks because it is not flat.
I like this lipstick a lot. It's a lighter nudeish frosty color, but very light frosty.
I really like this lipstick. Its a very pretty goldish-nude, that doesn't make me look washed out (I'm an NC20). I tried many of the nude lipsticks, but they made me look very washed out and this one didn't. I love the smell and it stays on pretty well. Also it gives a nice shine because it's a lustre.
I rated this 4 lippies because I wish it was a little bit more pigmented, and it doesn't show up the best on my very pigmented lips.
Of ALL the High Tea swatches I have seen online (because I have been eyeing this for a long time), it seems like a pink shimmery lipstick, like Politely Pink, but in store, it is actually a beige with tiny shimmer. It is a luster and therefore it glides on like a dream. I have countless lipglasses but I never had a lipstick. I bought 2 before but I returned them both. This one I am going to keep. I absolutely ADORE it. It is a nude, but it is not boring concealer nude, it looks great on my NC25 skin, and it has great colour pay off for a luster lipstick from MAC. Looks a perfectly natural and nude in natural light, in bright lighting it looks like a cute neutral pink, in yellow ballroom light it looks beige and nude pretty! I like it because it adds that little extra *bling* to my face, I don't know how it does it, but it does, even when I'm not wearing smoky eye makeup. Moisturizing, smells like vanilla, but like all MAC lipsticks, there is that icky lipstick smell hiding under that faint vanilla. I like it so much though, and I think my MAC lipstick phase has now officially began.
I really wanted Creme D'Nude...but it was sold out...so I got this lipstick instead.
I like it...its certainly not as matte as Creme D'Nude. It definitely lets your natural lip color come through. It has a nice light brown color with gold shimmer. I think it's a nice neutral to have in your back pocket but I'm not crazy about it. I wish I reached for it more...I think the issue is longetivity...My lips always get dried out from using lipsticks unless layered with gloss.
I was in search of a good nude lipstick on my NC25 complexion that wouldn't make me look like death. The SA suggested High Tea first and, after swatching some other cult MAC nudes (Myth, Blankety, Creme D'Nude [which I will purchase in the future], Hug Me, Hue, and others), I settled on High Tea. The lustre formula is amazing, though not the most long-wearing, and the color toned down my lips' natural color without making me look like I rubbed concealer on my mouth. It's my go-to for more dramatic eye/cheek looks. I'll continue to B2M for/rebuy this shade!
I'm not generally a fan of MAC lustre lipsticks because they just seem to always be too sheer for my pigmented lips. I do have a few though that I adore, and I'm a nude lipstick junkie, so I was happy to acquire this initially. The joy ended the second I put this on. It's not that it's horrible by any stretch, but on my NC40 skintone and pigmented lips .. this ended up being a $14 lip balm. Color payoff wasn't as impressive as some of the other lustres, rendering it the same color as my lips but just more shine. If you're pale, this would probably be a great addition to your arsenal, but for my skintone, this just failed to impress.
I got this lipstick as a B2M because i typically buy DS outlast 12hour lipstick type products. i hate reapplying.
anyhow i went in looking for the right nude lipstick to go over subculture lipliner.
i tried the obvious, creme d' nude, myth, hue. none of it worked. most looked too pale or too "foundation lips".
high tea was actually picked by my husband, and in the tube looked too brown. the color is pretty sheer but still there and the texture of the lipstick is beautiful and smooth. i love it!
I give a meh to this product. Not a great nude if your looking for that, but it works well over a darker lipstick. I don't have much to say, because I never really use it.