I’ve been on a hunt for some tools that will cut my brush cleansing time in half, but I just won’t spend $40 on the Sigma Spa Glove. I was googling (you know, the thing we do when we don’t know what to do) for some affordable yet effective tools and that’s when I came across this blog post in My Women Stuff. She found two products (one which is an exact dupe for Brushegg) that I could easily find at my local Daiso store (Almost everything goes for RM5.30 here, and $1.50 at US stores). I decided to pick up both Daiso Silicone Mat and also the Daiso Laundry Egg that work effectively as cheap makeup brush cleansing tools!
The Silicone Mat works really well to clean bigger brushes. Because it has that “waffle” (lol yum) shape, it really helps to lather up the soap and removes all traces of makeup and impurities from the brush. This is definitely a better cleansing tool compared to my hand, and it also saves me from having wrinkly hands after like an hour of constant water and soap. The surface is not too rough so you don’t spoil the bristles of your brushes while cleaning. The picture above shows my contour brush, so you can see all that leftover bronzer coming off.
Now I can’t speak for the Sigma Spa Glove because I have never used it, and I don’t ever plan to get it at $40+, but there have been many great reviews on it so it might be worth the splurge if you’ve been meaning to get it. But I think I’ll stick to my silicone waffle for now, and save $38.50 or more!
Daiso Laundry Egg
Next up is the Daiso Laundry Egg. This is a nifty little tool, but definitely more suited towards eye/smaller brushes. There’s a hole at the bottom in which you stick two fingers in to hold up the egg while you wash. There are two parts to the Laundry Egg – the top has this little round texture, and the bottom is like a regular laundry board. I feel like the top roundish things definitely provide a deeper cleanse. This is made of silicone, and it is soft and bendable so it’s not harsh on your brushes. I usually use the lower part of the egg for normal cleaning, but if there’s a brush that needs a little deeper cleansing (like eyeliner/lip brushes, etc), I use the top.
Again, I have never used Brushegg before, but because Brushegg is made especially for brushes and they’re not very expensive (around $8 a pop), it might be worth a shot. However, since the Brushegg and Daiso Laundry Egg are pretty much the same thing (shape/pattern-wise. I can’t speak for the quality/material), and the Daiso Laundry Egg works so well, you can save up to $6.50!
I think this might have upped my brush cleansing game, but I know for sure that it has saved my hands from all that soap and water! My hand and mind thanks Daiso for making these awesome products. Now my brush cleansing time is cut in half, and I don’t get all that lazy to clean them anymore. If you’re looking for cheap makeup brush cleansing tools that are great alternatives to the Sigma Spa Glove, or the Brushegg, definitely check these out!
If you have any of these dupe finds, definitely let me know! I love a great deal 🙂
Thanks for reading, xoxo