Get Diggy With It "On most jars, the opening is smaller than the widest diameter, so product gets stuck underneath the opening," says Los Angeles, Calif., cosmetic chemist Donald Frey. His fix is surprisingly simple: a long, thin spatula. (Makeup artist Jill McKay confirms that most makeup pros carry slender, silicone makeup spatulas in their brush rolls.) Frey says digging the last dregs from a tube or pot of skin care cream is worth the effort because, ounce for ounce, these creams tend to be the most expensive products in your arsenal.
You can buy inexpensive, reusable makeup spatulas (how cute is this Norpro Silicone Last Drop Spatula?) in beauty supply stores or online. Frey also recommends hoarding the plastic spatulas that come with high-end skin care products to get the best return on your investment. Or, if you're really thrifty, ask a friendly sales clerk at a makeup counter for a few of the freebie spatulas they use for sampling and in-store makeup applications.
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