Is Maybelline’s Sky Excessive Mascara well worth the hype?

With over 112 million views on TikTok, Maybelline’s newest mascara is inflicting an actual furore on-line; 4 GTG staffers tried it to see if it is price all the thrill

Occasionally a mascara comes alongside that will get everybody speaking; final yr it was Hourglass’ Unlocked Prompt Extensions Mascara, £29 and this yr it is Maybelline’s Sky Excessive Mascara, an absolute cut price at £9.99 – if you will get your arms on it.

The mascara, which guarantees to elongate lashes to all new heights because of bamboo extract which is understood for its conditioning properties, wasn’t because of launch within the UK till April, however such was the demand for the funds mascara it landed sooner than deliberate in January following the US launch in November 2020. Maybelline had been proper to launch early, as it has been flying off the (digital) cabinets because it dropped, flitting out and in of inventory in Boots, Superdrug, Magnificence Bay and Look Incredible. It presently in inventory on Boots, Superdrug and Look Incredible, however since we started scripting this, Magnificence Bay has offered out.

The hype round Maybelline Sky Excessive started on TikTok, with the hashtag #skyhighmascara now at 112.7 million views. Critiques are rolling in each day from customers wowed by the mascara’s capacity to create ultra-long, versatile, smudge-free lashes on each the highest and backside eyelashes. So we merely needed to strive it and provides our personal verdict.


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♬ unique sound – Jess

We’re already converts to Maybelline’s mascaras; The Falsies, £8.99, has been a make-up bag staple for years and Meghan Markle’s make-up artist Lydia Sellers mentioned that Meghan launched her to Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara, £9.99 – if it is ok for royalty…

What is the Maybelline Sky Excessive brush like?

The Sky Excessive mascara has a protracted plastic, conical brush that’s noticeably skinny, however being fabricated from plastic does make it flexible and simple to manoeuvre from all angles. Make-up artist Chloe Morello sang the praises of the versatile brush on TikTok, happy that she might go from above with the comb with minimal mess.


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♬ unique sound – ChloeMorello

The Sky Excessive mascara brush is densely filled with little bristles to verify each lash is caught, even these little ones on the edges, which creates a fanned impact with out weighing lashes down. Right away lashes are outlined, however to get the dramatic, ultra-long lash look that the TikTokers confirmed off you’ll want to apply fairly just a few coats. Do not be postpone although, as a result of even with numerous layers lashes stay mild as a feather.

Does Maybelline Sky Excessive smudge?

The system is not waterproof so we puzzled if it’d smudge, however after a full day of wear and tear, nary a flake might be discovered below our eyes. We additionally put it by its paces watching Channel 4’s It is A Sin and it withstood *so much* of tears and it stayed in place. That mentioned, it removes simply with cleaning balm (or your cleanser of alternative).

What did we consider Maybelline Sky Excessive?

As a staff we’ve a wide range of completely different lash varieties, from lengthy and straight to brief, curled lashes. Editorial director Victoria says she has hooded eyes so depends on mascara to offer her elevate and she or he was impressed by the advantageous brush that allowed her to get into the roots of her lashes for evenly fanned, curled lashes. Industrial initiatives supervisor Catherine favored Sky Excessive for the way light-weight it felt whereas Jemma, who does our social media and graphic design, loves how properly it holds a curl (no must reinvigorate lashes all through the day) and was impressed by how a lot product is on the comb with only one pump into the tube.

Try our pics under with one eye bare and one with the mascara to check.




If you happen to’re searching for a fairly priced mascara that provides the excessive finish merchandise a run for his or her cash, you’ll be able to’t go fallacious with Maybelline Sky Excessive Mascara.

Purchase Maybelline’s Sky Excessive Mascara, £9.99

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