Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2020
I bought the Maybellone Sky High mascara after I saw it on Instagram and it looked like a possible dupe for the Hourglass Unlocked Mascara which is $29. From looks and appears I definitely feel like this is a dupe for the Hourglass Unlocked mascara and for the money I will definitely will be repurchasing this and forgo the Hourglass mascara.

First, the size and width of the mascara tubes are very similar. It appears that the Maybelline mascara is about 1-2 mm shorter than the hourglass mascara. Like many luxury products the Hourglass component is significantly heavier than the Maybelline mascara which gives it the “luxury” feeling.

The brush application are nearly identical between the two as you can see from one of my images. They both have plastic applicators that are slender with short bristles. The slender applicator with the short bristle makes it easy to grab and lengthen the inner corner lashes that are hard to reach with fatter mascara applicators.

However, the biggest difference between the two mascaras is that the Maybelline mascara head is significantly more flexible than the Hourglass one. Upon application, I found the extreme flexibility in the Maybelline mascara applicator made it very difficult to apply the mascara to the root and push it through to the tip of the lashes. I typically like a mascara wand this isn’t so flexible so I can use the firmness to help push the mascara formula into the roots of the lashes and up to the tips of the lashes. However, due to the flexibility in the wand it was extremely difficult to do this and it took me a while to apply the mascara to get a fanned out effect. Yet, when I finished applying the mascara it looked great.

Once dried the mascara feels the nearly the same when I gently run my finger through my lashes. If anything the Maybelline one feel slightly more tough whereas the Hourglass feels soft to the touch.

I actually did a test and applied the Maybelline mascara on one eye and the hourglass on the other eye and asked my roommates if they noticed any difference and which they liked more. They both said there was very little difference between the two but preferred the Maybelline one because the lashes looked more separated.

Both mascaras make your lashes extremely long and fanned out. They don’t give too much volume which is okay with me because I prefer that look anyways. I know some people don’t like that look but I personally prefer long individual lashes that look like my natural lashes but longer. Both of these mascaras are washable and can be easily be removed with warm water and/or makeup remover. They have identical lasting power too!

In the end, if you’ve been wanting to try the Hourglass Unlocked Mascara and it’s not in your budget I would highly recommend you get this one instead give the Maybelline is $9 and the Hourglass Unlocked is $29. It’s a really a great dupe and I’m so glad that Maybelline came out with this mascara given they you’re supposed to change out your mascara every 3 months. I don’t feel as bad if I lose this mascara or it’s passed it’s shelf life given the price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS A DUPE FOR THE HOURGLASS UNLOCKED MASCARA!
By Serena Jones on November 18, 2020
I bought the Maybellone Sky High mascara after I saw it on Instagram and it looked like a possible dupe for the Hourglass Unlocked Mascara which is $29. From looks and appears I definitely feel like this is a dupe for the Hourglass Unlocked mascara and for the money I will definitely will be repurchasing this and forgo the Hourglass mascara.

First, the size and width of the mascara tubes are very similar. It appears that the Maybelline mascara is about 1-2 mm shorter than the hourglass mascara. Like many luxury products the Hourglass component is significantly heavier than the Maybelline mascara which gives it the “luxury” feeling.

The brush application are nearly identical between the two as you can see from one of my images. They both have plastic applicators that are slender with short bristles. The slender applicator with the short bristle makes it easy to grab and lengthen the inner corner lashes that are hard to reach with fatter mascara applicators.

However, the biggest difference between the two mascaras is that the Maybelline mascara head is significantly more flexible than the Hourglass one. Upon application, I found the extreme flexibility in the Maybelline mascara applicator made it very difficult to apply the mascara to the root and push it through to the tip of the lashes. I typically like a mascara wand this isn’t so flexible so I can use the firmness to help push the mascara formula into the roots of the lashes and up to the tips of the lashes. However, due to the flexibility in the wand it was extremely difficult to do this and it took me a while to apply the mascara to get a fanned out effect. Yet, when I finished applying the mascara it looked great.

Once dried the mascara feels the nearly the same when I gently run my finger through my lashes. If anything the Maybelline one feel slightly more tough whereas the Hourglass feels soft to the touch.

I actually did a test and applied the Maybelline mascara on one eye and the hourglass on the other eye and asked my roommates if they noticed any difference and which they liked more. They both said there was very little difference between the two but preferred the Maybelline one because the lashes looked more separated.

Both mascaras make your lashes extremely long and fanned out. They don’t give too much volume which is okay with me because I prefer that look anyways. I know some people don’t like that look but I personally prefer long individual lashes that look like my natural lashes but longer. Both of these mascaras are washable and can be easily be removed with warm water and/or makeup remover. They have identical lasting power too!

In the end, if you’ve been wanting to try the Hourglass Unlocked Mascara and it’s not in your budget I would highly recommend you get this one instead give the Maybelline is $9 and the Hourglass Unlocked is $29. It’s a really a great dupe and I’m so glad that Maybelline came out with this mascara given they you’re supposed to change out your mascara every 3 months. I don’t feel as bad if I lose this mascara or it’s passed it’s shelf life given the price.
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