Getting that Last Drop of Foundation


Getting those last drops of foundation out of the bottle can sometimes be such a pain. I never want to simply toss it because they usually cost quite a bit and I want to get my moneys worth. There are a few things you can do to help clean out those containers a little bit better and hopefully a few more weeks of use! Here are four simple tricks that you can use for getting all of that foundation out of the bottle.

Tip #1: Storing a product upside down is one of the easiest ways to get the last drops out. Instead of banging the bottle against your hand simply store it top down and let the product run down towards the cap. This method usually works for a few days but thick products such as foundations can make things a little tricky and you’ll need something else to help.


Tip #2: Adding a few drops of water to your foundation, especially ones that come in pump form, can help loosen up the product stuck in the bottom. Remove the cap and let a little warm water drizzle into the bottom. Replace the cap back and give the bottle a few good shakes to help distribute the water around. Then store the container upside down for at least 24 hours or overnight before using agin. The next day use a q-tip or the pump straw to retrieve more product from the bottle.

Tip #3: If your foundation comes in a squeeze tube then start by pushing as much product towards the lid. Take a pair of scissors and cut the tube in half. Scoop out the remaining product and store it in an easily accessible container for using later.

Tip #4: As a last resort, place the container in a bowl of hot water and let it sit for a few minutes. The heat will help loosen up the product making it easier to remove from the bottle. Be mindful that the product could become too hot if placed in boiling water.

What other methods do you use to get every last drop of your foundation?


1 Comment

  1. Evie
    May 27, 2016 / 12:41 PM

    I add a tiny bit of moisturizer and shake.

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