I Tried the $9 Mascara That's All Over TikTok, and My Results Were Like Extensions in a Tube
If they gave out awards for best eyelashes, I would get a participation award. Yes, I have eyelashes, but they are not exactly what you would call "visible." They aren't long, they aren't voluminous — they're definitely what you'd call "barely there." My eyelashes are short and stubby, they stick out straight, and they don't hold a curl well. If you're looking straight at me and I'm mascara-free, you might just assume I don't have any eyelashes at all.
Over the years, I've tried searching for a solution. I've tried growth serums, expensive mascaras, affordable mascaras, and even lash extensions (which were traumatizing). Eventually, I gave up on finding the answer, and my quest for better eyelashes took a backseat.
Recently, like a lot of people, I've been wearing a face mask that covers the better half of my face. It leaves my eyes and my eyebrows showing, and that's about it. Currently, I'm in the process of growing out my eyebrows, so it basically looks like two mini Hagrids have taken up residence on either side of my face. Add that to the fact that I have nonexistent eyelashes, and it's kind of a recipe for disaster.
Not long ago, after spending some time grooming Hagrid 1 and Hagrid 2, I decided it was time to put in a little more effort in the area above the mask. The easiest solution? Find a good mascara. I was hoping longer lashes might distract from my two new furry friends. I definitely thought I would be searching for months, so imagine my surprise when the first mascara I tried was so good, it made my jaw drop. (Just ask virtually anyone else on TikTok — yep, it's gone viral.) The Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara ($9) may honestly be the answer to all of my eyelash woes.