My $2 efficient & effective makeup brush cleaner

Back in June, I made a quick comparison of this Diaso makeup tool detergent with the Pigeon Bottle Nipple & Vegetable Liquid Cleanser and mentioned that the latter was more effective. It’s been some months now and I thought I’ll do a quick update on how I’ve been liking the Diaso detergent so far.

Although the Pigeon Bottle Nipple & Vegetable Liquid Cleanser is effective, I found that it works better when I soak the brushes in it with a mixture of warm water. Hence, whenever I’m in a hurry, I turn to the Diaso detergent instead as it only takes me around 3 minutes or lesser to wash my brush.

This Diaso detergent is stated to be used for puff and sponge but it sure works well for my brushes. There is no soaking required as I pour some of the detergent directly on my brush and gently use my fingers to remove the foundation powder. The powder is quickly removed in one wash and my brush looks clean again without any residue of the powder anymore. If I feel my brush is still oily, then I might do with a second washing.

The 80ml bottle cost S$2 at Diaso and it has lasted me quite awhile so definitely very economical. But then again, I don’t use it every week. I suppose it’ll run out much faster if I wash my brushes weekly…and yeah, I should really be washing my brushes MORE frequently!


  1. AtelierGal says:

    I have been using for quite sometime. Inexpensive and effective. I always make a point to stock up!

  2. pf1123 says:

    Sound good! I should try that sometime.

  3. Nicole says:

    Yep this Daiso detergent is really effective. Been using it for a year! Cheap and good!

  4. Renz says:

    me too! I’ve been using that for quite sometime, its cheap and it works!

  5. sesame says:

    I’m still in my first bottle actually…must stock up when I head to Diaso next.

  6. sesame says:

    Yep it’s good…anyway, worth a try since it’s so cheap.

  7. sesame says:

    *High 5*

  8. sesame says:

    Another *High 5*!

  9. Dia says:

    Seems like a good find!
    I will try this out next time!

  10. Gladys says:

    Doesn’t it dry out the bristles of the brushes?

  11. sesame says:

    No…haven’t noticed it does that.

  12. keidi says:

    NEED TO WASH BRUSHES! i seldom use make up but really need to give my brushes a wash. How do you dry the brushes? do you lay them on napkins/cloth…sun them? (gasps) let dry naturally?

  13. sesame says:

    I dry them naturally. I used to just lay them on tissue paper to dry but now I use the brush guard (what you see in the 1st picture) and with that, I can turn the brush upside down to dry.

  14. keidi says:

    oh where can i purchase those brush guards?

  15. sesame says:

    You can get it online – check my review here for an idea and the website link is there.

  16. synical says:

    I should pay attention to what’s on offer at Daiso… and I bought a bottle to try it out.

  17. sesame says:

    I hardly go to Daiso because it’s a bit out of the way but they’ve got good cheap stuff!

  18. qiqi says:

    omg i love the daiso brush cleaner too! i bought it on a whim thinking that it’ll wont work and prob cause pimples on my face. but no, its rly good! def a good buy! ?

  19. sesame says:

    It’s good for synthetic brushes.

  20. Summer Ramirez says:

    Here’s my take on the other variant of this product. I have yet to try this one out.

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