Sunday, August 15, 2010
Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner Giveaway!
Back in June, when we attended IMATS in LA, I picked up the Parian Spirit show special... a 16 oz bottle, travel spray bottle, and brush cleansing jar all for $20. To think... I almost bypassed this booth until ReeRee reminded Mia and I. Luckily we were able to pick up our goodies before heading back to the hotel.
The "selling-point" for me was when the young boy at the booth hit me with his sales pitch- I was sold! I swear he could have sold me lint right from my own pockets at that moment, with his adorable, little, face-painted self! LOL I have since fallen in absolute LOVE with this brush cleaner!
Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner will thoroughly and gently clean all of your oil-based makeup, adhesives, spirit gum (for all of you theatrical beauties), including clay, dried acrylics and dried latex from all makeup brush materials. It's so versatile, you can also use Parian Spirit to remove adhesives from wig lacing and hair-pieces, you may also want to try it on false lashes to extend wear. Not only will it effectively disinfect and kill bacteria, if immersed for approximately one-minute, it pulls double-duty by also conditioning brush hairs and fibers. With Parian Spirit, you don't have to worry about harsh cleansers ruining paint or wooden brush handles, because it is so gentle... after all, it is created with real citrus fruit and boasts no artificial colors or fragrances. You do know what this means, right?? It extends the life of your brushes, and who doesn't love that?
As if this wasn't enough, it has the FASTEST drying time I have ever experienced. Being a make-up artist, time is of the essence. You must work fast, and if you're working on multiple clients, you probably have a pretty large set of brushes for your kit... with that being said, those of us who work with multiple clients, can attest to the importance of having your brushes ready to go. With the more popular brush cleaners (I've used MAC and Sephora), which leave your brushes semi-clean and wet, it proves quite difficult when you are being pushed for a quick-turn. The wet brush may also force you to instinctively rub the brush back and forth more times than necessary, decreasing the longevity of your brush and causing bristles to flare and lose its shape. Your brushes should only be moistened when you need them to be... for instance when you're packing on loose pigments or bringing out bold colors. There are times when a moist brush may ruin your make-up... such as certain matte shadows. Here is where the Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner soars above the competition- it is practically dry by the time you have finished wiping the make-up from the brush! This means you can bang 'em out, bang 'em out! LOL
Not to say this brush cleaner is only for the professional, because it's not. This product is all-natural, meaning it is safer for you and the environment too! Another bonus is the fact that the cleaner can be used to effectively remove make-up stains from clothing... yes, men, this means Parian Spirit might be of interest to you too! ;)
For spot cleaning and quick turn-around time, I recommend hitting the bristles with a few spritzes from the 2-oz travel spray bottle. For total disinfecting and deep cleaning, use the immersion tub and plastic grate to gently work make-up from bristles.
If you know me, you know I am not only a certified addict, I am also a "hoarder" too (according to Rod... LOL) This means I wanted to purchase another set at IMATS, but was advised against doing so because the Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner is made from real citrus, Levon suggests it should only be kept for about 6-months. Basically, treat it as you would a perishable food-item.
I have never seen a product work as wonderfully as Parian Spirit does... and no, I am not paid or endorsed to make these statements. However, I was so amazed by the efficiency of the brush cleaner, that I was compelled to write Levon Parian, himself... to which he agreed to help sponsor this giveaway!
If you are in Las Vegas, please visit Star Costume & Theatrical Supply on South Valley View, near Chinatown... this is the ONLY location in all of Nevada which carries the Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner. This truly is my brush-cleaner of choice, there is no other competition!
If you are interested in winning the Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner spray or travel wipes, please enter my giveaway!
Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner Giveaway
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*Contest is open to everyone... everywhere! This is because I believe everyone... everywhere should experience this great product! Contest will run until 11:59 pm, Sunday, August 29, 2010.
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