I’ve been trying out this TikTok famous mascara for the last few weeks. The Maybelline Sky High Mascara. It blew up on TikTok and has done the rounds. The world and its mother are trying it out and it’s one that seems to continuously sells out.
When I first started using this, I was very on the fence about it, but it has grown on me and I actually really like it. I tried the Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara and I loved it, so I had high hopes for this, although that was mainly because of the huge hype it receives. The wand is very flexible, which I actually like.
Normally I’m not a fan of wands that are as flexible as this is. It is also a nice shape and size. I know it has nothing to do with the mascara and how it performs, but I love the packaging. I love the pink, I think it looks really nice. Maybelline also make the following claims about this mascara:
- Delivers full volume and limitless length
- Flex tower mascara brush bends to volumize and extend every single lash from root to tip
- Washable mascara formula infused with bamboo extract and fibres for long, full & lightweight lashes, that don’t flake or smudge
I don’t agree that it delivers full volume but it certainly delivers some volume. I normally like a lot of volume, but with this mascara, I actually don’t mind how little volume it gives because it gives serious separation and definition to each of my lashes. It gives the impression that I am wearing individual lashes, even though I am not. It’s also very black, which I love
I do agree that it is easy to coat every lash (even the inner corner) from root to tip. The flexibility of the wand makes it easy to get right into the lashes on my inner corner. The mascara doesn’t flake or smudge throughout the day, however if you do happen to get it on your lids or under-eyes while applying it, it will smudge when you try to remove it, even when you allow it to try.
A few times I have gotten this on my lashes, brow bone and my under-eye area and even when I left it for half an hour, it still smudged when I used a dry cotton bud to remove it. This happens both when I am wearing makeup and when I am not. I even tried it when I had just washed my face and hadn’t applied any skincare.
I thought maybe there was a skincare product that could be the cause of it smudging but it wasn’t, the mascara will smudge anyway. Now, if you don’t get it on your lids, brow bone or under eye area, the mascara itself won’t smudge from your lashes throughout the day. I personally found that odd, but maybe it’s just me?
It’s easy to breakdown for removal as it’s not waterproof (although there is a waterproof version too). I always use a balm or oil cleanser to break down eye makeup but I did try a cleansing lotion and it worked. I also tried a wipe and while it helped breakdown and remove it, it didn’t break it down by much or remove much of it.
When I was removing this with an oil or balm, I had to do it a few times as the mascara just kept on coming off. I think I needed to cleanse my eye area with an oil 3-4 times before all of it was removed. That’s probably the only thing I don’t really like about it.
Overall, I really like this mascara and it’s one I would repurchase. It’s good, it’s affordable, it’s widely available and I like how it makes my lashes look. It’s only €11.99 / £ 9.99 it’s worth a try. If you like the look of individual lashes but don’t want to wear them this would be a nice alternative.