The other brush cleaner I use is Parian Spirit.
I use this when I do not have time to give my brushes a thorough cleaning in between jobs. This brush cleaner effectively removes the heaviest of cream and powdered products from the bristles; even eyeliner residue and lipstick stains. It leaves a fresh lemon-y scent that is often mistaken to be perfume by anyone who is in the room when I start cleaning my brushes. Its main active ingredient is citrus.
Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner is a quick drying and non-toxic brush cleaner that effectively disinfect brushes with out ruining them. My brushes always look shiny and feels very soft after every cleaning. I was worried that this might be toxic, but it is certified environmentally safe. As a precaution, clean your brushes by maintaining a safe distance between you and the product. When you want to submerge your brushes entirely, use a glass receptacle when decanting the liquid. Try not to let the liquid touch your hands because it leaves a white residue. It can be drying; be kind to your cuticles.
Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner come in a small spray bottles as well. Try to avoid inhaling the droplets when using this, even if it is made from food grade solvents (as stated on their webpage www.parianspirit.com) , it is still a cleaner at the end of the day. It pays to be cautious always.
Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner has many other uses. I use this to remove makeup stains in my makeup kit caused by spillage. I use this to spot clean lipstick stains on my shirts as well.
I also use this to clean the front laces of my expensive wigs. I lay the lace in between some tissue before spraying it. I then use a soft bristle toothbrush to aid in removing any remnants of latex, wax and adhesives.
I also use this when I want to reuse some false eyelashes. I lay them on some tissue paper and spritz some Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner on it. This breaks down mascara (even waterproof) on lashes and the glue that has remained on the band. Once cleaned, I spray it with some alcohol to remove any oil and then I gently blot it with the tissue. It’s good as new.
I have the 16 oz Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner and the 2 oz Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner. What I do is that I decant the liquid into the 2oz spray bottle that I bring with me all the time. This lightens my load and saves me space on my makeup kit. Prior to purchasing the 2 oz Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner, I have tried decanting the liquid into a small Muji spray bottle. After a few days, the spray stopped working. I think the plastic material that is used to make Muji spray bottles are not compatible to be used with the solvent of Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner.
I purchase this in a hair and makeup supply store called Suesh (pronounced as Sue-shh). To check for their product listing of Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner , click here. They do deliver as well, do visit their website at www.suesh.com for more details.
The Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner 2oz retails for Php 380.
The Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner 80z retails for Php 670.
The Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner 16 oz retails for Php 1200.
Click here for the listing of other international suppliers for Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner.