Step 1: Take a small dish/plate and pump once or twice some anti-bacterial hand soap, then add a teaspoon amount of (I used extra-virgin) olive oil and mix
Step 2: Also shown above, start dabbing the brush around the plate, ensuring it gathers both liquids on the surface, you should see colour coming off it, onto the plate
Powder Brush: One of the makeup appliances I clean the most, as I use it daily.
It should look something like this when you first apply it to the plate
Step 3: Take a few paper towels and wipe the excess off onto this, it should all come out easily.
Why Olive Oil?
Olive oil is gentle on the bristles, and is quite thick, thus effective at removing built up product
Why Anti-bacterial hand soap?
The anti-bacterial will obviously kill any bacteria festering on the brushes, and as it is good enough for your hands, it will effectively and gently rinse out dirt and product from your brush!
Step 4: (optionally) You can rinse the brush under hot water to ensure all product is gone. Lay out the appliance on a towel in a dry, warm location and leave to dry.
P.S - This post was inspired by Michelle Phan's video: Clean Brushes