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


(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!

Click to get the Daiso Detergent For Puff and Sponge!

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About Bun Bun

Hello! My name is Juli and Bun Bun is my alter-ego. I blog to share my love for makeup, how to apply it, and what works or what doesn’t work, all from an Asian perspective.

My first makeup product was a shimmery light blue lipstick which I proudly wore all over my eyelids and lips. It cost $2.50, felt like $250, and made me feel like a million bucks.

  • Ria

    I want one of these!^^ thank you so much for sharing.
    Do you have an idea which shop sells this that ships internationallly?

    • Bun Bun

      Hi Ria! Unfortunately Amazon doesn’t sell this and I have trust issues with eBay. Not sure if eBay sells this though. :S

      Quite a few ppl have emailed me asking the same question so I’ve decided to give away 6 bottles of this amazing brush cleanser to 3 lucky winners!

      Gonna host the giveaway in a week! Do look out for it and enter to win! 😀

      • Ria

        Hooray!!! I’m so excited for your giveaway and I’ll definitely join.

        I found a seller on ebay “alphabeautyuk” who sells tons of items and has 99.5% positive feedback. If I don’t win your contest, I guess I will jump in and buy from them, it’s $2.95 US plus $2.50 shipping. But I really hope to win. hehehe.. ^^

        • Bun Bun

          That’s great! Always get the best bargain for anything! =D

  • mari

    omg I want this too ;_; its so cheap but i found a seller trying to give it away for 10 bucks :( scam ;_;

    • Bun Bun

      Goodness! 10 bucks! But that’s what another reader asked in her email too, whether it really costs 10 bucks. Maybe you guys asked the same seller. Lol.

      But worry not! I’m giving some bottles away in a giveaway I’m gonna host in a week!

      I hope you participate coz this brush cleanser is really worth winning! :)

  • a!kO

    OMG! why didnt I discover this when I was at Daiso?! I know what you mean by so random 😛 I would never have bought it myself. Now I want it!! It is just like magic :D….for RM5 i think this would be so awesome!! Waaaa….I wonder if anyone would send me this from KL 😛 too bad here we don’t have Daiso :(

  • Diana

    I saw this post and I am in DESPERATE need of a good brush cleaner. But I went to Daiso and looked EVERYWHERE and I could not find it. I guess I’ll have to find it online :(

  • miss FD

    i found that product few moths ago,when i heard your review on this i tried to find it but i couldent so FAIL.until that day where i found it i was like BOO-YEAH!!!

  • Kryten

    Just so you know, if look do a search for Daiso on Ebay you will find that some sellers are using your photographs to sell their product. I hope you gave them permission.

    • Bun Bun

      OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :( 😯 ANGRY!!! What do I do now!??!?!??! OMG!!!! I could ask the stupid sellers to take them down, but I don’t think they’d give two hoots about me, considering they went to the extent of removing my text! And did such a poor job at that! OH SHUCKS. I need advice.

      Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Kryten.

  • Lifetimmalogy

    Which section in Daiso did you get this at?

  • BunBunMakeupTips

    LifetimmalogyHello! They’re perpetually out of stock at Daiso. You can actually get them at at the same price!