Finish: Lustre / Beiged pink with pearl
I love how subtle and almost sheer High Tea appears on the lips; it’s not one of those lipsticks that screams you’re wearing one. This makes it a great choice for an everyday, daytime color. It does add a little bit of sheen, but it’s not over-the-top 80s frost. As I do have very pigmented lips, I often look for lipsticks that help to neutralize them and tone down the pigmentation; High Tea tames the pigmentation and lets my eyes do all the talking, without me looking like a corpse … ha! The only negative thing I would have to say about High Tea is its application. I need to apply this usually with a lip brush to get even coverage. If I apply it straight from the tube, it tends to look streaky and uneven. Anyone else encounter that? Maybe it’s just the Lustre formula. Other than that minor flaw, it’s a great color!
What are the best eyeshadows to pair with High Tea?
High Tea is a light, neutral color so it pairs well with a large variety of eyeshadows. I most enjoy pairing it up with oranges and red-based shades but it also looks great with greens, blues and golds. It’s one of those great ‘basic’ lipsticks to have in your arsenal. 😉 Here are some suggestions:
- Blue Calm
- Deep Truth
- Samoa Silk
- Satin Taupe
- Seedy Pearl
- Swiss Chocolate