Thursday, April 18, 2013

Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought/given. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

I heard about Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner for some time. That's one of the booths I was most excepted to check out at The Makeup Show Convention (LA 2013).
Here's the goody bag with my cleaner set.
I bought one of the specials at the convention. In all honesty, I only bought the huge cleaner. They were kind enough to give me the travel-size spray, as well as, canister if I reviewed the product. Now for my review...


Where to purchase: stores that sell Parian Spirit and line at parianspirit.com
Price: ranges with the products (the price for this special was $25)

Made in CA

Description from the paper I received:
Click on the picture above to see the full size.
Thoughts: When I finally came to the booth, I was excited to check out their demonstration. Let me tell you I was in awe! The lady was using a lip brush and used the brush on a red lipstick. She dunked the brush into the canister with the cleaner. Within seconds, you could see the red stain fall to the bottom of the canister. Then she wiped the brush on a paper towel and flip couple of times in the air. It was cleaned and dried! I knew I had to get this product.
The special I bought/got came with 16 fl oz/ 475 mL. They told me this is good for 6 months. After 6 months, it starts building white foggy particles. It's okay to use, but best to use it before the particles.
Travel-size spray... This is good especially if you don't want to carry the huge cleaner. You can use this for a short trip. Just spray on the brush and wipe it on a paper towel.
Lastly, the canister... You pour the cleaner into the canister to clean your brushes.
It comes with a rubbing screen. You fill a little above the screen to clean your brushes.
The rubbing screen comes out of the canister so you can clean the cleaner inside the canister with a paper towel. The paper towel will soak up the cleaner and within seconds the paper towel will feel dry.

In the direction, there are specific ways to clean your brushes.
I filled my canister with cleaner a little above the rubbing screen as you can see in the picture.
I actually used a medium sized brush. They recommend to use the bigger brushes on the lid which I will show you in a second. I actually found it easier to use medium size brush inside the canister, because the bigger brushes soak up more than little brushes. It's harder to keep track of how much the brushes up soaking up in the canister. Then you wipe it on a paper towel. All the gunk will come off onto the paper towel, and the brushes will be clean. Then I flipped the brush in the air. It's dried to use.

Now for the lid...
With the lid and you can use any lids, you pour some cleaner. I used the lid of the canister. I actually find the lid easier to use than the canister, because you can see the brush soak up the cleaner. Let me tell you with small brushes, it soaks up quickly. Just be careful, because you don't want to ruin the ferrule of the brushes as time goes on.
Then you wiped the brush on a paper towel. I wanted to show an example with this brush than the black one above. It's easier to see. The paper towel will absorb all the cleaner with the gunk. I didn't want to show you the nasty paper towel afterwards. The paper towel will look wet with the color of the product you used, but it's not wet at all. The you flip the brush in the air couple of times to make sure it dries.
Here's the same brush right after I flipped it in the air.

Overall opinion... This product is amazing! There are many brush cleaners and the reason why I love this over the others is for couple of reasons. For one thing, it smells good. It has a citrus smell and my room always smell citrus-like because of the cleaner. Yes, I use it in my room. It's also good for people who are using the brushes. You don't want to use a cleaner that smells like chemicals. It's definitely not nice on yourself, as well as, your clients that you are doing your makeup on. Secondly, it's less harmful than the strong chemical cleaners some people might use. The longevity of the brushes will last longer with a harmless cleaner. Thirdly, this is not a thorough brush cleaning technique. I recommend you clean your brush thoroughly once or twice a month. This is used to quickly clean your brushes. It's great for professional artists to use between clients. Lastly, this product dries quickly. What more can you ask from a brush cleaner!

Pros:
* Cleaner comes in a variety of products/sizes.
* Canister with rubbing screen.
* Citrus smell.
* Less harmful than other cleaners.
* Brush soaks up the product quickly.
* Clean thoroughly.
* Dries quickly.
* Easy to clean.
* Great for professional and makeup junkies.

Cons:
* Hard to find in stores.

Would repurchase: Yes!!!
Rating:  5/5 Tobey's Paws

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought/given. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

10 comments:

Shop N' Chomp said...

Nice review! Wish the brand was more accessible. Your post totally reminds me to clean my brushes...lol.

Ahleessa said...

I agree I wish it was more accessible. Did you clean your brushes?... lol~ :P

Ahleessa said...

You're kidding me! Which Sally Hansen top coat? I need to try it now... hehe~

Popblush said...

Great review! I need something like this for my brushes because it takes so long for them to dry, especially my synthetic ones. And being hygiene conscious, I usually deep clean my brushes every week. Too bad this is not that readily available.


Btw, hope you are well hun! xx

Ahleessa said...

Oh mi gosh, who is this?... lol~ :P Where have you been eh?


I'm the opposite. I'm so bad at deep cleaning my brushes. I do it once a month. For that reason, this cleaner has helped me tremendously. I have other brush cleaners, but they all smell like chemicals. This one smells great and love how citrus my room is. I wish this product was in Australia!

Popblush said...

I know I have been MIA! But will be back soon with a post hehe. Need to take pics of my purchases...

I actually heard that deep cleaning too often is not good for the brushes anyways but I just do it weekly. Haha. Maybe I should I look for something similar to that to spot clean more often!

Ahleessa said...

I would think any type of cleaning isn't good especially when the formula/water goes into the ferrule of the brush. We just need to be careful, as well as, how we lay the brush to dry.

lparian said...

It is available in Australia. Look up Makeup and Glow in Paddington, email- info(at) makeupand glow.com.au

lparian said...

Thanks for the review. Parian Spirit is available in Australia now. Look up Makeup and Glow in Paddington, e-mail: info@makeupandglow.com.au

Ahleessa said...

That's great that people living in Australia can get this product. It's so worth it! :)

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