Bun Bun Makeup Tips and Beauty Product Reviews

My Best Friend, The Best Makeup Brush Cleanser: Daiso Detergent For Puff and Sponge Review

August 25, 2011
Composed by : Bun Bun

(Sorry I just had to use Japanese-looking fonts to bring out the Japanese-ness of this product – meaning EXCELLENCE. =D)

This must be one of the things I’m most grateful for discovering in my life!

The Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge has drastically reduced my makeup brushes washing time from 60 mins to just 20 mins. My Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush took up about 2/3 out of that hour because it is an incredibly difficult to wash brush with its incredible dense synthetic bristles.

The MAC Brush Cleanser did nothing to return my Sigma F80’s bristle tips to their original white color.

I will write a post soon, solely on how the Daiso Detergent pulled me out of my dirty-F80-brush depression (LOL!) within 5 seconds of using it.


Honestly I wouldn’t have given this bottle a second look if not for the increasing number of positive reviews about this amazing brush cleanser. It looks so… random. HAHA.

Nobody can be blamed for assuming that this bottle with the word ‘Detergent’ is for clothing stain removal rather than for ‘puff and sponge’ (printed so small!), and certainly not for makeup brushes for that matter.

I can’t read the Japanese words on the bottle, but when translated, claim (sourced from many websites):

– Disinfecting and Fragrance-free and contains no pigment.
– Removes remaining foundation quickly.
– Keeps your makeup tools clean.
– Safe cleaner mostly composed of detergent kind to the skin and sponges.

I like the Daiso brush cleanser’s dispensing mechanism more than the MAC Brush Cleanser’s which spills whenever you open or close it. The Daiso brush cleanser comes in a squeezable plastic bottle with a flip top cap which ‘clicks’ when you close it, to indicate that it has been closed tightly. It does not spill even when you turn it upside down; nothing is wasted.


It is thicker than liquid, but not as thick as gel. So it is just… runny. With that, you can easily control the amount needed for washing your makeup tools.

I also love its consistency because when you mix it in water, the concoction is a formula that is slightly thicker than water and it makes me imagine that the chemicals are clinging onto the bristles better. LOL

Why You NEED the Daiso Detergent For Puff And Sponge

Regular shampoo was enough for the previous fewer brushes I used to own, but the number of brushes I use have since doubled or tripled. Using just regular shampoo requires too much of my time standing at the sink, swirling and swirling each brush in my palm.

Even then, the shampoo method doesn’t deep clean foundation brushes used for liquid foundations or brush blushes well enough. It may be good enough for some people, but I prefer my brushes to look as clean as they originally were. ‘A little bit of staining’ is totally not acceptable to me.

With the Daiso Detergent, I can wash my eyeshadow and slightly larger blush brushes in less than 15 minutes! A.W.E.S.O.M.E.

The effect of using the Daiso brush cleanser on my eyeshadow brushes is not as dramatic as that of my Sigma Brush. From a crazy 40 minutes of intense scrubbing and abusing, the Daiso cleanser now effortlessly cleans the Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush in less than 5 minutes, including shampooing and rinsing. Madness, I tell you, madness.

If you want to save time, money, and energy in washing your makeup brushes, walk, no, RUN, to a Daiso store near you now!

In my next article, I will give detailed explanations coupled with illustrations of how to use the Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge so that you save money and time!

Here’s a sneak peak of the awesomeness of this product I’m gonna show you!

We’re gonna put to the test the same 3 makeup brushes used to experiment with the MAC Brush Cleanser.

Read this post to see how much the MAC Brush Cleaner managed to clear the grime off these 3 brushes.

OMG! Done within TEN seconds!

Couldn’t have done it with the shampoo method or the MAC Brush Cleanser.

I’m so excited to show you guys just how to achieve that with the Daiso Detergent For Puff and Sponge! See ya in a while!

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