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The Best Review of the Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer You’ll Ever Read

Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer is blowing up right now.  Everyone wants to know what is so great about this magical primer.  My rule of thumb is for hype products to never go with the large size right away.  That’s why I waited until the Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer Mini got released from Sephora for $25 CAD.  I have been using the Silk Canvas Primer for a few days now and I feel comfortable writing a makeup review for you all.



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Benefits of the Silk Canvas Protective Primer

The Silk Canvas Primer says that it blurs, protects and enhances your skin tone for a flawless look.  The reason why it blurs is that it is supposed to fill pores and fine lines in order to ensure you have a blank canvas to apply your makeup on.  It also helps to minimize shine because there is a soft focus finish in the end.  It is more of a balm than a cream product so just keep that in mind before you use it.

The protection of the skin happens when specific botanical act as a barrier between your skin and makeup.  There are also anti-pollution additives that fight the environmental stresses wherever you go.

How To Use Tatcha Silk Canvas Protective Primer

The Tatcha Silk Canvas Protective Primer says it is supposed to act as a barrier from external elements including pollution but helps to prevent pores from being clogged and your makeup lot last longer.  It is supposed to be put on after your moisturize your face and before you put on your makeup.

Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer Review

If you have the full sized version, you’re going to want to use the “spatula” or the little disc that is in the product.  The little spatula is for hygienic  reasons so you don’t have to keep digging your finger into the product.  A little bit goes a long way and you’re only supposed to use the size of a grain of rice for your entire face.

Results of the Silk Canvas Primer

I do like this primer and I find that it absolutely delivers smooth skin and results that I expected.  However, I didn’t find that it blew me away in reading a lot of the reviews.  People swear by this primer but I really think it needs to be used with the right foundation.

For example, I used it with the new Hourglass Seamless Vanish Foundation which is very matte and didn’t find that it worked for me.  By the end of the day the makeup was sliding off of my face and I was disappointed.  However, when I wore the primer with my NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation, it worked perfectly.

I do tend to swap up the use of my primers when I change my foundation.  The rumors are true, it did pill on my skin when I used the Matte Foundation when I did a wear test of the Silk Canvas Protective Primer.  When a foundation pills, it means that there are little ball like formations on the skin, almost like a sweater pill.  I think I’ll have to keep testing different foundations to find out if the Silk Canvas Protective Primer really does pill or if it was just the foundation that I paired it with.

Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer Ingredients

There are a lot of great ingredients in the Tatcha Silk Canvas Protective Primer.  It is ideal for all skin types, non-comedogenic, cruelty free and dermatologist tested.  There is an actual silk ingredient in the primer which is called: Hadasei-3™ which is great for anti-aging.  Tatcha is a very thoughtful brand and they ensure that every ingredient that they source is purposeful.

It also is formulated without the following: Sulfate detergents, mineral oil, parabens, synthetic fragrances, phthalates or urea.

The full ingredients list of what is in the Silk Canvas Primer are below:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Saccharomyces/Camellia Sinensis Leaf/Cladosiphon Okamuranus/Rice Ferment Filtrate*, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Ceresin, Titanium Dioxide, Squalane, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Sericin, Hydrolyzed Silk, Silk Powder, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Yeast Extract, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Zinc Stearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Disodium Edta, Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Parfum/Fragrance, Isopropyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Mica (Ci 77019), Tin Oxide (Ci 77861), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491)

Tatcha Silk Canvas Dupe

There is a very specific brand that does make a lot of dupes of luxury products.  The brand I’m speaking about is E.L.F. Makeup which makes a lot of makeup duplicates that are more affordable than the real thing.  They recently launched their own version of the Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer and the Internet has caught on to this new product.

The ELF Poreless Putty Primer is said to be a close dupe of the Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer.  Let’s not forget the powerful ingredients that are in the Tatcha primer.  But, with a steep price point at $62 for the full sized foundation, the $8 Poreless Putty Primer from ELF may be the way to go if you’re not sure you want to invest just yet.

If you have skin is temperamental then you may want to go with the Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer because of the ingredients that have been sourced specifically for healthy skin.

The Poreless Putty Primer is infused with squalane which is said to grip makeup all day and maintain moisture.  It is still velvety smooth and glides on nicely

Jeffree Star created a video comparing the Silk Canvas Primer and the Poreless Putty Primer which got over 5 million views!  You can watch the video here and see what he thinks about both products:

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