Brutally Honest Maybelline Sky High Mascara Review

Maybelline Sky High Mascara

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This is probably one of the most famous, if not the most famous, mascara at the moment: the Maybelline Sky High Mascara. This mascara went viral on TikTok because so many people tried & loved it. The beauty community quickly picked up on this, and everyone talked about how amazing this mascara is.

I had to wait for a while before it was finally available here in the Netherlands, but the moment I was able to purchase it, I went for it. Let’s see if this mascara is that good!

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Maybelline Sky High Mascara
Overall, I like this Maybelline Sky High mascara but not as much as some people on TikTok did. I do not love it, though! The effect of the mascara is good and does what is promised. I’m unhappy about the transfer because this mascara is ruining a makeup look. It’s a bummer that this mascara doesn’t hold up all day and eventually starts to flake.
Ease of Use
  • Colors the lashes black
  • It gives lashes somewhat volume and length
  • The brush is small, which makes it easy to apply the mascara, even to the inner lashes
  • Transfers onto eyelids badly
  • It doesn’t hold up all-day
  • It is a tiny bit flaky at the end of the day

In this post, you’ll read everything about the mascara, including my experiences, what I liked and disliked great alternatives, and also before & after photos so you can see the results for yourself. Quickly keep on scrolling to see everything revealed.

What Is The Maybelline Sky High Mascara

The Maybelline Sky High mascara is a lengthening and volume mascara for sky-high lash impact from every angle. A long-lasting mascara delivers total volume and limitless length. The Exclusive Flex Tower mascara brush bends to volumize and extend every lash from root to tip. The waterproof mascara formula is infused with bamboo extract and fibers for long, full & lightweight lashes that don’t flake or smudge. Allergy tested. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

How To Use

For best results, hold Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High mascara’s flexible brush against lashes and extend from root to tip repeatedly until desired volume and length are achieved.

Things To Note

The Maybelline Sky High mascara is allergy tested, and ophthalmologist tested. It is suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. On top of that, the mascara removes easily.

Maybelline is, however, not a cruelty-free brand. They test on animals where required by law, and Maybelline is available for sale in countries with mandatory animal testing, and its parent company L’Oréal is also a company that tests on animals.

Where To Buy

The Maybelline Sky High mascara retails for $9.99 and is available at Target, Ulta, Lookfantastic, and Beauty Bay. The mascara is available in the shade ‘Very Black’ and ‘Brownish Black’ + in a standard version and a waterproof version. I got the shade ‘Very Black’ in the standard version.

Maybelline Sky High Mascara Review

I noticed immediately that the mascara transferred to the lid while applying, so I got a lot of mascara on my actual lid, so much it almost created an eyeliner line, if this makes sense. Looking closely at the pictures, you can tell that my soft liner looks more black after applying the mascara. I do not like this at all. Since I have hooded eyes and pretty small lids, I often have mascara transferred to the lid, but this was not just a little bit.

The effect of the mascara is visible, and I like how it makes my lashes look. They’re lifted, lengthened, and have more volume. I also really like the size of the brush because it’s easy to apply the mascara to the top lashes as well as the bottom lashes. The flexible brush also allows me to get to the smallest or hardest-to-reach hairs.

The Maybelline Sky High mascara makes my lashes look black, and you don’t need many coats to get the results. It doesn’t make my lashes stick together and give that spidery look, thankfully. However, the mascara isn’t holding my lashes up all day. To avoid this, I like to apply the Marc Jacobs Beauty At Lash’D mascara on top. I feel like this combination works well and keeps my lashes in place. BUT a mascara shouldn’t need help to hold lashes, obviously, so it is pretty disappointing to me.

The mascara doesn’t smudge throughout the day, just right after applying it. It does flake a little after wearing it for ~7 hours. It’s not the worst I’ve ever seen, but I have mascaras that don’t flake at all so this is a bit of a ‘meh’.

Before & After

I applied the mascara to one eye to show the difference and didn’t apply it to the other eye yet. I only used a little bit of eyeshadow to do create a soft liner. The left eye has mascara on it, the other has nothing on it.


  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: My OG mascara that I keep returning to is the Better Than Sex Mascara. Another mascara isn’t completely similar to the brush (the Better than Sex Brush is hourglass-shaped and works well), but the formula is better than the Maybelline Sky High mascara. However, the Too Faced mascara is double the price.
  • Milk Makeup Kush Mascara: The brush of the Kush Mascara might be a little too big for you if you’d appreciate the brush of this Maybelline Sky High mascara. However, I do think the Kush Mascara has a better formula that really makes my lashes look volumized and lengthened without smudging or transferring. I recommend trying this one out if you don’t mind a bigger brush!
  • MAC Stack Mascara: Brush-wise, I think the Stack mascara brush is quite similar! It is a little bit less flexible, but I don’t notice this in a bad way when applying the mascara to my lashes. I might even prefer the stability a bit more, as I can reach small spots either way with this mascara. This formula never transferred to my lids and looks amazing all day long. I love the MAC Stack Mascara more than the Maybelline Sky High mascara.

Final Verdict

Overall, I like this Maybelline Sky High mascara but not as much as some people on TikTok did. I do not love it, though! The effect of the mascara is good and does what is promised. I’m not happy about the transfer because this mascara is ruining a makeup look. It’s a bummer that this mascara doesn’t hold up all day and eventually starts to flake.

To be 100% honest, even though I don’t hate this mascara, I’m sure I won’t repurchase it. However, this mascara might work fine if you usually never have mascara transferring to your lid. It’s common for me, but I’ve never had this happening so severely before. If you have never had this problem, it’s worth trying this mascara. I’m skipping it!


PRODUCT NAMELash Sensational Sky High Mascara
WEIGHT.24 fl oz (US)


Aqua / Water / Eau, Propylene Glycol, Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Polyurethane-35, Cera Alba/Beeswax / Cire Dabeille, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Peg-200 Glyceryl Stearate, Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Carnauba Wax / Cire De Carnauba, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Ethylene/Va Copolymer, Alcohol Denat., Paraffin, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Butylene Glycol, Rayon, Xanthan Gum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Edta, Myristic Acid, Tetrasodium Edta, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Potassium Sorbate, Silica, Soluble Collagen, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Trisodium Edta. [+/- May Contain: Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, Ci 77007 / Ultramarines, Mica, Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 75470 / Carmine, Ci 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, Ci 77742 / Manganese Violet, Ci 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide]

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The Maybelline Sky High mascara is available at Target, Ulta, Lookfantastic, and Beauty Bay.

The best way to remove the Maybelline Sky High Mascara Waterproof is with a cleansing balm like The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm or JUNOCO Clean 10 Cleansing Balm.

No, based on the ingredients list, Maybelline Sky High Mascara is not vegan. Nor is Maybelline cruelty-free, even though they claim they are. The brand sells in countries where animal testing is required by law.

The Maybelline Sky High Mascara is available in a standard, non-waterproof version, but Maybelline also created a Sky High Mascara in a waterproof version. Just look for the added blue text on the packaging.

No, the Maybelline Sky High Mascara did not make my eyelashes fall out, thankfully.

The Maybelline Sky High mascara does not create tubes around the lashes. This is a lifting mascara that delivers dramatic length and volume.

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    1. I have to agree! I’m not sure if it’s because my expectations are just SO high after everyone hyping them up though hahaha.

  1. I had a feeling this mascara was a little bit too overhyped. It looks nice but the hype was almost too much if it makes sense. You look stunning BTW! xo

  2. I didn’t care for this mascara. My lashes are short and thin, so I need a powerhouse to work its magic on my barely-there lashes. I wanted to return it but I forgot about it. It’s collecting dust instead! lol Awesome review!

  3. I appreciate this review! I am always so curious about tiktok famous products. The side by side of your lashes with/out the mascara is so helpful to see the mascara’s effect. I hate it when mascaras transfer! I don’t typically get mascara on my upper lids, but a lot of mascaras transfer under my eyes making me look tired so I assume this would do this to my eyes too :/ Thanks for the review!


  4. That’s such a shame that this mascara transferred for you. To be honest, that’s always my biggest hate with mascaras because even if they make your lashes look amazing, what’s the point of wearing it if it’s just going to transfer throughout the day? I sometimes find that mascaras transfer less after you’ve used them for a while as the formula isn’t so wet, so you might find that too 🙂 sounds like you’ve got better mascaras that work for you, though!

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