Brush Cleaning Jar
The lid of the jar can also be used to clean large powder brushes. Pour a small amount of Parian Spirit into the lid and gently twirl the tip of the brush in the liquid. The natural capillary action of the bristles will soak up the product and release makeup from brush hair. Wipe with a paper towel to remove pigment and excess cleaner.
***The Brush Cleaning Jar does not come with Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner***
Parian Spirit is made from citrus spirits and food grade solvents, giving it powerful cleaning properties designed to gently clean, condition and disinfect fine brush hair. This cleaner dissolves all types of makeup products including powder, liquids, wax-based products and adhesives. It conditions brushes as it cleans and is quick-drying. The orange scent comes from the natural orange oils used in the formula. It is non-toxic.
The secret sauce to this jar is the insert. Add Parian Spirit cleanser and the mesh insert acts as a scrubber for your brushes. It really works the product between the bristles to remove all traces of makeup, dirt and oil. If I broke this jar, I would buy a replacement immediately.
I love the ingenius little cleaning grid at the bottom of the jar. It makes getting between the bristles of the brush so much more effective. I bought this at MUS a few years ago and was so happy with it. It's amazing how the solution and the jar get rid of even the brightest red lipstick from a lip brush in seconds. Just wish the glass wasn't quite so heavy, but that's not enough to be a real issue. Still rate it five stars!
Dedicated cleaning jar
Put a little bit of Parian Spirit in the jar and rub your brush hairs into the little plastic grid. Besides getting the essence of orange in the air, you:
1) reduce the potential mess from liquid cleansers, and
2) have the individual brush hairs open up to get the hard to reach spots cleaned.
Minus 1/2 a star for not fitting my bigger powder/foundation brushes in jar. I did use the lid as recommended in the product description. It just seemed funny to me my big brushes can't join in the cleaning fun.
I set this jar close to my brushes on my vanity. Now I'm reminded to clean my brushes every time I see it.