Makeup Skincare

Worth the Price Wednesday – Tatcha The Silk Canvas Primer

February 27, 2019

As with so many other makeup lovers, I couldn’t avoid hearing hype about the @tatcha The Silk Canvas Filter Finish Protective Primer ($20 for .24 ounces (pictured) and $52 for .7 ounces at @sephora). As soon as it was released, glowing reviews spread all over the internet. So, I purchased the mini to see for myself whether it was worth the price!
What it claims:
🔘 This multitasking skin-protecting, makeup-perfecting primer is for face, eyes and lips
🔘 Silk extracts feel nourishing on skin and diminish the look of pores, fines lines and imperfections
🔘 Protective layer derived from botanicals acts as a barrier between makeup and skin, helping to prevent clogged pores
🔘 Anti-pollution natural active ingredients fight immediate attack from environmental stressors, visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles and dullness
🔘 Noncomedogenic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing, dermatologist tested, cruelty-free, and formulated without synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, sulfate detergents, urea, DEA, or TEA
My experience:
🔘 As you can see by the indents in the product, I have used this on several different occasions, using a different foundation each time.
🔘 I applied it only to the center of my face and blended excess product outward.
🔘 I have also worn it along with other pore-filling primers to see if I could notice a difference. Today, I am wearing the Tatcha on the right side of my face and Tarte on the left. Yesterday, I wore Tatcha on the right and Revlon on the left.
👍🏻 I enjoy the scent and the texture. It blends out easily and doesn’t pill.
👍🏻👎🏻 Before applying foundation, I can tell that it gives a slight blurred and mattified look to my skin.
👍🏻 Foundation easily applies over top.
👍🏻👎🏻 When comparing it side-to-side with similar primers, I noticed that it actually bunched up slightly more in my nose crease on the Tatcha side each time. Could it be that crease is deeper than the other? Sure, but either way, it didn’t look better on the high end side.
My verdict?
I will admit that most of the reason I enjoy using this product is because it feels as luxurious as the price tag would indicate it is. However, it never did enough to convince me that it’s worth over 2.5 times the price of my go-to Revlon primer. Will I use it up? Of course. If you’re curious about it, so I suggest you invest $20 in the mini? Sure. But do I think, in the end, you’ll be left underwhelmed by its performance? Absolutely.
I know this isn’t the only Tatcha product that gets high praise. Do you use any that you think I need to try because they are very much worth the cost?

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