What’s an unsung makeup hero? For me, it’s an oftentimes underrated makeup morsel, a permanent collection product that scoots under the radar screen of many makeup lovers but regularly rocks my world. The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorites.
There ain’t no party like a high tea party ’cause a high tea party don’t stop!
This occurs to me not only because I’m currently craving tea and those tiny sandwiches from The Rotunda again (OH, MAH GOSH! So good…), but also because of the recently launched frosty beige MAC Mariah Carey Lipstick.
Even though I can totally picture Mimi rocking a frosty beige lipstick, it’s the kind of color that isn’t always easy to wear, which got me wondering about other MAC lipsticks with a kinda-sorta similar vibe.
After combing my mental MAC files, I remembered High Tea. It’s a $17 pearly beige pink in the MAC Lustre Lipstick line, and it has just enough frostiness to hit those high notes without being so frosty that it becomes difficult to wear.
There was a time when I was regularly wearing tubes of High Tea down to the nub (you know I love me some nude lips). It’s one of those “it goes with everything” nude lipsticks, and I think it looks great by itself for a quickie nude lip.
Maybe because of the subtle frosty, shiny finish, it also makes my lips look a little fuller (I think). Yup, being a MAC Lustre, High Tea has a glossy, holiday-hoppin’ finish, but it isn’t sticky like a gloss, which means that I can wear it without worrying about my hair whipping around when it’s windy and getting stuck to my pout.
I find that I do have to reapply the lightweight, moderately moisturizing formula after snacks, drinks and meals, but that’s not a big deal for me. I don’t mind. I kinda think it’s fun (and MAC’s signature vanilla flavor and scent get me every time).
Also, when you’re in the mood to layer, try it with MAC Lip Pencil in Subculture or the MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencils in Oh Honey or Cultured. I love how they look with High Tea. Or, try it with something like a nude pinkish gloss on top, like MAC Plushglass in Big Baby. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,