It is magical. It got the waxy feeling out of my lip brush that hasn't come out since I first used it, no matter what I tried. It smells amazing too. It conditions your brushes noticeably. You hardly need any compared to other cleaners and it does a better job with less and it should last you a long time (unless you are an idiot like my sister and needlessly soak your face brushes in it).
I experimented with this cleaner last night on my favorite eyeshadow brush. The brush is in heavy rotation, with regular spot cleans and deep shampoo cleansing at least once a week. Imagine my surprise when Parian cleaner got out even more makeup gunk from my 'clean' brush! That faint orange smell is intoxicating and will easily give your room a citrus scent as it dries. Looks like I need to stock up on this cleanser. I want all of my brushes to be clean and smell fabulous.
Love the cleaner not the container. Defective pouring spout.
Love the citrus smell. Unfortunately, the 16 ounce bottles have a major leakage problem. The lid is on tight but the spout leaks horribly. When it arrived, my bottle was empty. Contacted customer service and they have been wonderful. Within minutes of notifying them, they sent out a replacement. Unfortunately the same problem happened again. Contacted customer service again, they informed me that they are working with the manufacturer to get this problem fixed. Other customers have had the same problem. They are sending me a replacement again. This time in the 2, 8 ounce bottles. They are to arrive by Friday. Keeping my fingers crossed that they arrive fully in tact. Beautylish has been such a wonderful company to do business with, so polite, curtious and helpful and that means a lot.
Fabulous Brush Cleaner!
I have been through so many different makeup brush cleaner brands...and I must say that this one is the best. The first time I had used this product, it removed every trace of eye shadow on my makeup brushes (even my deep, darker colors like black and blue!) Once the brushes are dried off with a paper towel, they even feel cleaner than before! I will definitely make this one a default brand!
Parian Spirit has been around for as long as I can remember,and there's a reason why: It works. This cleaner dissolves all types of makeup (powder, liquid, wax based and adhesive) and conditions the brush hair. Parian Spirit won't damage the paint or wooden handle of a brush either. It's a great spot cleanser, and it dries quickly.
You can purchase it in a traditional squeeze bottle, a travel spray or in a cleaner jar. I prefer the travel spray. I spray a small amount on my brush and gently swirl my brush on a paper towel until it is free of residue. If you ant a really deep cleansing, you have to submerge your brush into the solution for a minute or so and gently dab any excess solution off with a towel.
When speaking of alcohol based/food based solvent brush cleansers, the chemical formulations are pretty universal. I prefer Parian Spirit because of the clean and crisp citrus smell. I find most every other chemical grade brush cleansers smell annoyingly strong and/or cloyingly musky. This is a great brush cleanser; I highly recommend it.
Favorite Brush Cleaner
This is a great two in one Makeup Brush Cleaner. Not only will it remove every last stitch of makeup from your brushes, but it will also condition them as well. I use the spray for a quick clean when the brush is not that dirty. When I need to really remove a lot of makeup I use the bottle in conjunction with the jar. The jar has a special screen at the bottom so you can really give your brushes a great cleaning. Some people may not like the citrus smell, but it does not bother me one bit.
If I could give this 6 stars, I would!
A couple weeks ago I received the Parian Spirit Professional Makeup Brush Cleaner Wipe and Spray from Stylez4Women.com
So, the other day I finally got around to cleaning my makeup brushes, and decided to try out these two products and film a first impressions video while I was at it! (who doesn't love some cosmetic/blogger multi-tasking!) In summary - I'm IN LOVE with this brush cleaner! So much that I wish I knew about this brand before I bought the MAC brush cleaner, because you use less product, it's a dry cleaning and it conditions your brushes to the point they feel brand new!!! No joke people, I was sitting there petting my brushes for minutes! :)
Oh, and the smell is not overpowering with alcohol, like some other brush cleaners tend to be, it's a pleasant citrus scent that smells clean and fresh. Even my boyfriend came in the room and said it smelled good! It lightly lingers on the brushes, but I quite like that. The dry time is phenomenal, I was able to use my brushes later on that day to do my makeup for my night out.
You can purchase Parian Spirit from select locations per their website, or you can purchase the bottle and immersion tub on Amazon.
The brush cleaning spray feels like a very light oil (reminded me of a wood polisher at first) and has a pleasantly light citrus scent.
I was able to clean my liquid foundation paddle brush, which I usually leave last to clean because it takes to long to remove all the makeup - this brush cleaning spray cleaned it in less than 3 minutes!
I then cleaned my powder foundation brush, which is dark haired and you wouldn't be able to see the difference - but it came out so clean that the conditioning factor of the spray even made the hairs shine!
Next I cleaned my liquid foundation stipple duo-fibre brush. This brush was probably my favorite to clean with the Parian Spirit spray because after 2 minutes of swirling it was completely white and so soft that I was literally speechless!
I hope this was informative and helpful if you're looking to cut down the cleaning process and save money on a high quality brush cleaner!
I also do a few demonstrations in the video on using the brush cleaning wipe with eye makeup brushes and using the brush cleaning spray bottle with face makeup brushes.
*Product(s) were received, but not for trial/review; these are my honest opinions