"This £9.99 mascara has given me the longest lashes of my entire life"

Laura Capon
·3 min read
Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

From Cosmopolitan

If, like me, you're taking TikTok work breaks (don't tell my boss), I'm sure you've seen that viral video of Maybelline's new Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara.

If you haven't well it looks like you're due a 'work break'.

In my opinion, Maybelline make the best drugstore mascaras, their previous launch: Falsies Lash Lift was my favourite of 2020 and even Meghan Markle recommends their Lash Sensational formula.

Who knew we had so much in common...

Lash Sensational Sky High promises to give "limitless length" thanks to its lengthening fibres. It also contains bamboo extract to give us the length we crave, without weighing our lashes down.

There's nothing more sad than a droopy lash, am I right?

I managed to get my hands on an early sample and naturally put it to the test for you all.

The life of a beauty journalist hey, exhausting.

Starting with the brush, which is plastic before you ask. It's not a crazy shape, think your standard conical design, but it is super bendy.

Trust me, this little guy is more flexible than Jonathan Van Ness.

If you're expecting dramatic length from the first coat, you'll be disappointed. Sky High is definitely a grower, not a shower, but this is where that weightless formula really shines.

Photo credit: Laura Capon
Photo credit: Laura Capon

It's so light that I could keep coating my lashes without any clumps, or heaviness, plus watching my lashes go from horizontal to eyebrow skimming (with no eyelash curler) was so addictive I actually had to stop myself from applying coat after coat after coat.

Photo credit: Laura Capon
Photo credit: Laura Capon

This is by far the best lengthening mascara I have ever tried and I don't say that lightly.

Typically, I always opt for a lengthening formula over volumising since having my head turned by Glossier Lash Slick a few years ago, but sometimes Lash Slick isn't enough, especially on days where I'm wearing minimal makeup everywhere else.

Which at the moment is every day let's be honest.

I feel like Sky High fits that gap because it makes me look so much more awake, but still has a natural feel to it, unlike other mascaras that give a dramatic transformation.

Yes, my lashes do touch my eyebrows naturally, thank you for asking... see, I've already got my excuse practised.

I sometimes feel mascaras that excel on the top lash, really flop on the bottom, but not Sky High. I got great definition, but more importantly.... NO SMUDGING.

If that's not a revelation, I don't know what is.

For me, this is definitely my new go-to mascara. I actually love wearing this on it's own with no other makeup to trick everyone into thinking I made an effort for my Zoom call and that I wasn't scrolling on TikTok for the half the night.

Photo credit: Laura Capon
Photo credit: Laura Capon

If you're into lengthening mascaras you are going to love Sky High and unlike those pointless Amazon purchases, this is a TikTok recommendation you will not regret.

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