I recently purchased a small spray bottle of Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner to use for my MUA kit. After trying it out, I have to say that I love it!
Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner thoroughly and gently cleans oil-based makeup, adhesives including spirit gum, clay, dried acrylics and dried latex from all brushes. It also conditions and disinfects using natural citrus-based ingredients, no artificial colors or fragrances are added. It is very gentle and won’t damage wooden or painted brush handles, and it has a lovely citrus scent… smells like orange oil!
The brush cleaner can be used for quick spot cleaning of brushes, but can also be used to deep clean brushes using the immersion jar, which is sold separately.
I decided to test out the Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner using my heavily soiled Sigma Flat Top Kabuki. I’ve been having a hard time getting this brush completely clean of liquid foundation as my normal cleansers including MAC and E.L.F. brush cleansers, and baby shampoo wasn’t cutting it. I took three layers of paper towel and sprayed a few pumps of the Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner into my brush while rotating, as directed. Using circular motions, I gently rubbed the brush into the paper towels, flipping sides when I ran out of clean surface space. Here are my results…
Before & After
(brush is still wet in photos)
The Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner returned my Sigma Flat Top Kabuki to it’s original state in just a few minutes. It removed everything and my brush dried super fast! This is what my paper towels looked like when I was done…
This is my new HG brush cleaner for cleaning my hard to clean foundation brushes. I will definitely be investing in a large bottle. This cleaner is a bit expensive however at $7 for 2 ozs, $18 for 16 ozs and $30 for 32 ozs. You definitely come out better buying a larger bottle though. Since it is so expensive, I will only be using it for my hard to clean foundation brushes and in my kit, and I will be using my regular cleaner for everyday use. You can purchase this cleaner at www.alcone.com or if you are in NYC, you can go to the Alcone Store at 322 W 49th St. between 8th & 9th Aves.
I took off one point for the price.