CINEMA SECRETS VS. PARIAN SPIRIT

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a product review, so I thought I’d talk about a couple of brush cleaners I’ve been trying!

Cinema Secrets Professional Grade Brush Cleaner (16oz) $30.

Cinema Secrets. For the most part, I agreed with the sparkling reviews it got on multiple websites – it truly does make your brushes squeaky clean! Its amazing to see how much make-up stays behind in the bristles. However, there were a few things that I thought made CS fall a little flat. The major issue was that it discolors brushes that have lighter colored hairs, due to the blue dye. I found that it’s better to spray it on a towel first, then rub your brush into it. I wouldn’t advise dipping your brush straight into the solution (as I did the first time) unless the bristles are darker. Using it with a spray bottle also saves you a lot of product – the brush absorbs so much of the cleaner when dipped into it.

For me, the scent is love/hate. It has a sweet vanilla fragrance, which is nice at first, but I started to find it a bit annoying. Once the brushes are dry it lightens up a bit, but you’ll have a vanilla-scented room for a while!

On to Parian Spirit. . .

Parian Spirit Professional Brush Cleaner (8oz) $12.

I like this one because it’s clear – no stained bristles! It effortlessly cleans, leaving behind a nice light citrus scent. This one definitely won me over!

Both are alcohol based, so they gently deep clean and sanitize your brushes, with a VERY short drying time.

Cinema Secrets and Parian Spirit brush cleaners can be found at:
Nigel’s Beauty Emporium
Frends Beauty
Camera Ready Cosmetics
www.cinemasecrets.com
www.parianspirit.com
Pinky Rose Cosmetics (available in store only)

Personally, I’m still partial to baby shampoo and warm water for my personal brushes, but I definitely prefer a deeper clean for my professional set.

How do you clean your brushes? Comment below!

Until next time…stay glamorous! xo

 

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