My Favourite $2 Makeup Brush Cleaner


Would you just look at the state of that brush.

Appalling, I know.

Cleaning makeup brushes can be a tedious chore so I like to use only the most efficient tools to get the job done quickly. One of my all time favourites is the Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge. It’s a cleaner I’ve sworn by for the past couple years, and it’s managed to make new of even my most neglected brushes.

There are two ways I’ve found work well with this cleaner. You can mix a few drops of it into a small container and let the brushes soak in, the time will depend on how much product is in the brush. My preferred method is to wet the brush, add a few drops of the cleaner and then twirl it around your hand like so:

In only a few seconds, the makeup will come out like and before you know it, it’ll be good as new.

One thing I do have to mention is that this cleanser is quite powerful, so I would not recommend it as a primary brush cleaner unless it’s for sponges, kabuki (the one pictured is the Sigma F80) and synthetic foundation brushes. I only use this cleaner on natural hair brushes when they’re in a really bad state, to get out the worst of stains and have them looking all shiny and new again.

And the best part? It’s only $2.80 in store! You can find it in the cosmetics aisle, or if you don’t have a Daiso store neaby, it’s also available on eBay for $4.50. Bargain!

Have you heard or tried the Daiso makeup detergent before? Thoughts?