Over the past few years I have tested out almost every technique and fancy device to get the most squeaky clean brushes. Well I have done the hard work for you and have finally discovered THE GREATEST way to clean your makeup brushes. The real game changer here is my new found love which the best brush cleaner I have ever used in my life. It is the Daiso “Detergent for Puff and Sponge.”
This stuff is liquid magic for your brushes. I have tried basically everything from homemade olive oil and detergent concoctions to high end options such as the MAC brush cleaner but this is a clear stand out. It really gets every last bit of colour and dirt from out of the brushes without leaving any scent or residue.
I must admit because I have so many makeup brushes that some of them tend to go a while without being washed because I will just switch it up and use another one when one gets too dirty. My filthy brushes that have had at least 3 weeks for the foundation to settle in the bristles are the perfect candidate for this post. This is what they look like before being washed:
My tried and tested technique to wash these brushes is to firstly wet the bristles with warm water. Then I squeeze a pea sized amount of the daiso brush detergent into the brush.
Then I gently lather the soap into the bristles by rubbing it using up and down motions onto my hand with the glove.
Once I have scrubbed the brush I rinse it with some more warm running water and voila! – squeaky clean brushes