Tacha Silk Canvas Primer
When the Tatcha Silk canvas primer was released in 2018 it instantly became a cult favorite. Many have found this multi-use product to be their holy grail primer, with beauty lovers claiming this is a must have for your beauty bag. Now, what is the downside you ask? The cost, most high end primers can be found in the $30 price range, this one comes in at $52 dollars. A price range usually reserved for foundations. Below we will be sharing the top four Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer Dupes that we think are strong contenders if the price tag is a deterrent for you, understandably so.
Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer is described on Sephora as a velvety priming balm of pressed silk that smooths and makes makeup last longer while keeping it out of skin, helping to prevent clogged pores and breakouts. They go on to state that this product will work for normal, oily, combination, dry and sensitive skin.
100% of subjects agreed their skin felt smoother immediately after application
After 2 Weeks
100% of subjects agreed after using the primer that their skin felt soft, fresh and natural, more even-toned younger, and healthier and their makeup applied more smoothly.
95% of subjects agreed after using the primer that their skin had a healthy glow, a soft “filter finish” look even without makeup, their skin had a satin finish and their foundation had better coverage.
90% of subjects agreed after using the primer that their makeup did not crease and that they would wear the primer alone without makeup.
Tatcha comes in an obviously well made circular container that has quite a bit of heft to it. The one main thing I do love about it is that they send a circular spatula so that you do not have to dip your hands into the product, as well the spatula picks up the perfect amount each time. It is a great addition to the product and makes application a breeze. The only down side is that there is no where on the container where the spatula can be housed, so be sure you keep track of it, because I definitely lost it when moving into my house and I still search for it daily.
They are not joking when they say a little goes a long way, even though the price tag may be high, the amount of product you are getting is a great deal. On Sephora they recommend a rice grain amount, I’ll be honest since I have such dry and patchy skin I usually go with about 2.5 rice grains just to insure enough product gets soaked into my skin. If you have oily or combination I can honestly say a rice grain amount should suffice.
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Recent review – Jojosa – Verfiied purchase – Best Primer I’ve used
I am tossing all of my primers after using this! It really is like silk on your face! After I put all my serums on, I take the tiniest bit of the primer using the disc provided and rub/press into my skin. I even use it under my eyes/lids and lips being careful to not get into my eyes. DON’T over apply! It’s not necessary. A little goes a really long way. It blurs lines and gives a nice smooth canvas. I apply my makeup and just use the very tiny bit of powder to finish. (GLOSSIER WOWDER)
The top four Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer Dupes
The E.L.F pore-less putty primer is definitely the crowd favorite and the one that many beauty lovers say has the same texture and performance as the Tatcha Silk Canvas primer. With a significant price savings this would be a great product to pick up to see if you would like the putty type primer before making the large investment into Tatcha.
The Winky Lux comes in at $20, which is a bit higher then drug store pricing. This dupe is also more expensive per ounce then Tatcha, and you are getting seven grams less product. So while the upfront cost is lower, the repurchase rate is higher.
The DHC Velvet Skin is a great midpoint option, with pricing higher then drug store, but still less then high-end pricing. However you are actually getting less product then you would from Tatcha, and are actually paying more per ounce with this choice.
The L’Oreal Magic Perfecting Base Face Primer comes in at $11, and while many hail this product as a Tatcha dupe, there are also many individuals that were not impressed with this formula. One of the major complaints was that this product causes makeup to pill and become cake. So try this dupe with caution, this one may not be for you.
Is It Worth It?
As someone with dry skin I love Tatcha products, it has been the only products I have used that give me the dewy look I have always tried to achieve. The only downside is the price, it definitely is not drug store prices. I will say that the Tatcha Silk Canvas is not my favorite product of their line, that designation will definitely have to go to the Dewy Skin Mist and the Tatcha dewy skin cream. The dewy skin mist was the only product I have ever used that has made me too dewy to the point I looked oily, so remember that a little goes a long way. However, my choices are definitely bias as I am aiming for a glowing appearance. Now if primers are vital to your beauty routine this may very well become your holy grail.
I do believe that this product is worth the cost for two reasons. The first being that after I apply I do notice a difference in my skin, my makeup applies and lays significantly smoother. The second reason being you do get a lot for your money, to be honest you will most likely save money in the long run. Before using this product my go to primer was Becca’s Backlight Priming Filter which cost $39 dollars, I went through that primer within seven months. I have had the Tatcha Primer for a year now and I have not even made the slightest of dents after repeated use. The upfront cost may hurt but in the long term I am certain you will save money.
These Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer Dupes are a great way to test the waters of similar formulas before making the leap to full price Tatcha, unfortunately there do not appear to be traveling sizes of the Silk Canvas Primer available to test at a lower cost. On the bright side if you do purchase from Sephora and are not satisfied there are return options available here.
In search of other dupes? Check out our favorite Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray Dupe here!