All you need is a screw driver.
After the applicator kept coming up nearly dry, I wrote the NARS Creamy Concealer off as done and even included it in my January Empties post. Then I came across this sort of "hack", if you will, to get all that concealer on the sides of the tube that the wand can't reach! I thought I would share with you guys because frankly I'm shocked at how much concealer I was about to waste.
Also, who remembers back in the day when people would literally cut their Urban Decay Primer Potions with a serrated knife to get every last drop? That was when the Primer Potion was packaged in some weirdly shaped bottle that it was impossible for the wand to get all the product on the sides. Anyway, I digress!
I suggest doing this over a surface that you don't mind getting dirty, or that is easy to clean. I just did this over a piece of paper so it photographs nicely for you guys. You'll also need a small screw driver.
Basically, what you want to do is to get the stopper out from the top of the tube. It's function is to stop getting concealer all over the wand, but it also really limits the movement of the wand if you're trying to move it around and get product from the sides of the tube. Put your screw driver slightly in the top of the tube at an angle, and try pushing the stopper out from there. Use some strength. You'll notice the stopper starting to get loose. Keep prying and it should come out!
Once that's out, try dipping your NARS Creamy Concealer wand in, and lo and behold, so much product comes out. You have to be extra careful putting the wand back in the tube, or else you'll make a big mess and end up wasting product. Since the stopper is now gone, there is nothing to sort of control or guide the wand straight into the tube.
I hope this hack comes in handy and that you give it a go! Apparently, the amount of product still left in there is about half. I simply can't justify throwing all that out. I found it a little difficult to write about how to get the stopper out, but hopefully with the photos, you understand what to do. And if you have any additional questions, just ask in the comments.