Tatcha The Silk Canvas Face Primer arrived at Sephora last weekend and for a whooping $52 bucks it promises to make your face look flawless. I did not hesitate grabbing this up even though it is essential a silicone primer that looks quite fancy.
It arrived on Monday and it was wrapped up as tight as Fort Knox. It comes in a box which you open to reveal tissue paper which you unwrap to reveal an sealed aluminum bag. I admit I was like, “Damn….! Is this Tatcha The Silk Canvas Face Primer or is it the Hope Diamond!?” What’s with the excess packaging?
It’s elegant as hell though and quite a heavy compact that’s vanity-worthy. I didn’t glance at the size but I’ll speak more about that in my review. It does seem to hold a lot of product though!
So, what is it anyway?
It’s a face, eye, and lip primer “of pressed silk” that provides a smooth canvas for makeup to adhere to. Apparently it contains silk extract (as well as Dimethicone) that will perfect skin while minimizing excess shine and giving your skin a soft focused finish. Apparently it also contains a bunch of ingredients to protect your skin from environmental stressors as well. It’s actually one of their key selling points for the primer. As any face primer can prime your skin and make it look flawless but how many are actually creating a strong enough barrier to protect skin.
I couldn’t help but wonder how it might compare to my holy grail Mally Face Poreless Face Defender! However, the formulas are applied considerably different as this is actually a priming cream which is applied like a moisturizer where as Mally’s formula is patted on using a sponge.
I’ll review it for you shortly and let you know how things go.
What do you think of the new Tatcha the Silk Canvas Face Primer?
Get it now at sephora.com.
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). *Hadasei-3.