Eyeliner Review: Barry M Wink vs. Collection 2000 Extreme

Disclaimer: The Barry M Wink eyeliner was given to me at an event.

I’ve been really getting into comparision reviews lately so here are another two I thought it would be interesting to compare.


  • Collection 2000 £2.99 vs. Barry M £4.59
  • BOTH brands are cruelty free
  • BOTH UK brands

I’ve been a huge fan of the Collection 2000 eyeliner but I was recently given the Barry M one at an event and though it would be the perfect product to compare.

I won’t go into too much detail as I’ve linked my video review bellow but one thing I’ve noticed with any type of liquid eyeliner is that if you wear it daily it can drive the skin around your eyes a little nuts.

It’s probably something to do with the fact that most pen eyeliners have alcohol in them (that’s what makes them fast drying) so if you already have dry and sensitive skin around the eyes a gel or cream eyeliner might be a better alternative for you.

Here is the video review:

If you’re not from the UK and want to try out either of the brands Barry M dose do worldwide shipping (I think) however I’m fairly sure that Collection 2000 dose not have that option, but if you keep an eye out on e-Bay and Amazon I’m sure you’ll be able to catch them there :)

You can get the Barry M eyeliner here

And you can get the Collection 2000 eyeliner here

What type of eyeliner do you use/prefer?

Sirius Skin Sonic Review (Conclusion)

If you haven’t read my first opinions blog post on the Sirius Skin Sonic you can read it here.

Ignoring the cleaning the aspect of the Skinsonic , I love the massage brush head! Especially for massaging around the jawline and jaw bones, I think I’ll be using it a lot once I got back to Uni, its really relaxing.

I used the sensitive brush head to clean my skin, my first impression after washing my face was it felt so squeaky clean. It was weird, it felt clean inside.

The interesting thing is that in the morning when I washed it my skin felt rosy and clean, but later on in the evening my skin suddenly flared up.

It didn’t hurt at all, my skin still felt amazing, but I suddenly got all these red patches across my skin.

The reason I wasn’t worried was because the areas that flared up are areas that I’ve always struggled with blackheads and patchiness, it felt a little odd but not painful.

I figured I would try it out for longer and see if the redness was because my skin was finally pushing out all the rubbish deep-down in my skin or because it was genuinely irritated.

A few days after…

After the first use my skin didn’t flare up again, it’s only really happened on the first and second use. First impressions, my skin feels soooo soft!

After about a 1-2 weeks…

Ok I really really love this brush! I thought people were exaggerating when they said that now they couldn’t clean their skin without the skinsoninc/clarisonic but its really not an exaggeration!

Bellow is a picture I took after about a week or two of using the Skinsonic.

Now my skin still isn’t perfect, you can still see I suffer from black heads and redness on my cheekbones. But these are problems I’ve had issues with for YEARS, and if you compare it to a picture of my skin 2 years ago you can see that my skin has improved dramatically.

Of course it’s not all down to the Skinsonic. In the last 2 years I’ve learned not to stress out so much (a HUGE factor to bad skin is stress, it will take your skin through Hell and back), I drink more water and I’ve improved my diet.

The main problem with the Skinsonic is I can’t really show you what it dose to my skin because it just feels amazing! Like it’s clean deep inside. Even then you can still see from the pictures that now my skin looks a lot much clearer and “fresh”.

Before this I used to use a muslin cloth, it was good but it could be a little bit rough on my skin. It only cleaned the surface and especially with all the makeup I put on my skin because of tutorials at times I felt like I wasn’t cleaning my skin properly and it felt congested.

This really does clean my skin deep down, my skin feels really clean and fresh after I wash it, even after a really heavy makeup tutorial. It’s helped with my blackheads, it’s has not completely removed them, but it is slowly helping.


  • Foundation goes on SO much better

  • Skin feels fresh and clean

  • Cleans more thoroughly

  • Blackheads are slowly disappearing

  • Relaxing to use

  • Affordable


  • For me there are no cons. (well minus how long it took to arrive) I’m really glad I took the plunge and decided to invest in this product. My skin is thanking me for it :)

The main brush heads I use are the sensitive and normal. I normally use the sensitive head and the normal every 4-5 days. To be honest I haven’t used the other brush heads much (except for the massager).


I can’t compare it to the Clarisonic because I have never tried it, but either way I highly recommend this product to anyone who is considering shelling out the £150-200 for the Clarisonic.

So far as I know you can only buy this product at www.siriusbeauty.com which is where I bought it :)

Clarisionic Dupe? Sirius Skin Sonic Review

Disclaimer: I purchased this item myself

So about a month and a bit ago I was buying some props for some upcoming videos on Amazon and I saw this advert for a brush which looked like the famous Clarisonic.

Now, if you don’t know what the Clarisonic is it is a brush which is meant to:

  • Removes 6x more makeup than manual cleansing
  • Leaves skin feeling and looking smoother
  • Cleanses so well that products absorb better
  • Gentle enough for twice daily use
  • Helps reduce oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
  • Helps reduce the appearance of visible pores
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Now here is the thing….the Clarisonic cost’s a whopping £179-£150 depending on which version you buy. Not cheap!

So when I saw this other company (Sirius Skin Sonic) had a similar brush for a fraction of the price (£43 including postage) I was intrigued.

Before I bought it I did a fair bit of research, checking out blogs and online reviews to see what people’s opinion of it was. The overwhelming response seemed to be that people (some of whom had used the Clarisonic in the past) loved it and thought it worked just as well.

Decided to risk it and bough it.

I figured that even if it didn’t work I could review it, and if it did work hopefully it would transform my skin.

After buying it it took around a month and a week to arrive. Seeing as it was from the US I’m not that surprised to took so long, but I won’t lie, when if finally did arrive I was hopping around like a kid in a candy shop. I think the postman thinks I’m mad now…

It came with the handle, five different brush heads and a holder. Unlike the Clarisonic you need to use batteries for this one instead of re-charging it.

Some people wont like that, personally I prefer it that way. I hate it when the battery is flat and you have to wait for it to re-charge instead of just slipping in  a pair of new batteries.

How does it work?

For those of you who are not aware how the Clarisonic works what it essentialy dose is is vibrates, bouncing the rubbish out and off your skin instead of roughly scrubbing your skin. Because of this it is much more gentle than other skin cleaning systems, and is able to deep clean the skin more effectively.

It feels like a little brush massaging your skin, it doesn’t rub the skin at all. But you have to be careful not to get too relaxed and over clean your skin because it’s so relaxing.

Skinsonic Skincare System includes:

Sonic Device . Brush Head for Normal Skin . Brush Head for Sensitive Skin . Exfoliation Applicator . Hydration Applicator . Toning Attachment . Storage Cradle . 2 Duracell Batteries

Sounds a bid sad but I really liked the fact that I could just take the Sonic Device out and turn it on, batteries already in, up and running instantly.

Something else which surprised me was how easy it was to put on and take off the brush heads. It literally just snaps on and off. It doesn’t wobble around when it’s on, just “click” on “click” off. Easy.

So far I’m happy, but I will be trying it out for the next two/three weeks, taking pictures each week to see if there is an improvement in my skin. I really hope it works, I’ve struggled for years with blackheads and if this get’s rid of them I will be over the moon!

…and now to shatter any illusions my subscribers/readers have of my “perfect” skin. Ahhhh….lighting and makeup…the difference you make :)