February 7, 2018

I Do Wonder How Similar Tatcha Face Primer Is To Poreless Face Defender

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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.


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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Dee

    I love Mally’s product so will be interested in your review. It will have to be amazing for me to spend that amount but we shall see.

  • blee

    I picked up the Mally TSV the other day and the foundation. I’m fighting the winter skin issues. I want something that looks nice on my skin an not a cracked mess. I hope this helps the issue. My IT Illumination foundation is a mess too. Then they had a Bye-Bye foundation that does not crack in the fine lines. Ill be looking to hear your review, Musey 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      Yay let me know how it goes! I’m testing bye bye foundation now ;-D hope to share thoughts soon!

      • JY

        I’m curious about that one too. Saw one review who said they did not see a difference between the Bye Bye Foundation and the IT CC cream – at least, not for the price difference.

          • blee

            Oh, I hope it is a good one. They have to make sure the claims that are made are TRUE?!? I’ll let you know also. xoxox 🙂

  • Sarah

    Wow. I admit I spend a lot on cosmetics and bath products, however the price of this is crazy. I just can’t see forking over $55.00 bucks for this. Geez, I have a kid to put in college.
    If you like Tatcha, I’m sure this will be awesome. I’m just not a fan of Tatcha. The rice powder is ok.

  • Lacy

    I saw this pop up for Rouge and VIB. I’ve been on the fence the paste couple days. I want to get it and it looks really promising but at the same time ya lost me at Dimethicone. It’s a silicone and they aren’t that great for your skin. Plus its almost an oxymoron. It’s supposed to keep your skin free from enviromental stressors and makeup from harming your skin but silicones are sometimes the reason people have acne reactions and it can clog your pores and actually trap makeup and debri in there congesting your skin! so WTF. It sounded so promising until that. And did it really need it?

    • Isabella Muse

      it lost me at the cones as well! They aren’t always fab for me either as they end up making me feel itchy. It depends though as I use Mally’s with no issues! AGREED! To me it essentials seems like a silicone primer, not so sure about the anti-aging claims or environmental protection they talk about!

  • Jen

    I somehow knew you’d be hauling this, so I figured I’d wait for your review before purchasing! Tatcha products used in conjunction with a Korean skincare routine really saved my skin after the last 8 months of really aggressive adult onset food allergies. I’m not sure how I feel about the main ingredient being a silicone base, but their IG story claims it’s different :/

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m unsure about the silicone either as it doesn’t always agree with me but in some instances (mally for example) my skin seems ok with it 😀

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m testing it now, there isn’t a review available as of yet. I literally just got it 🙂

      • DD

        Mally’s product is .46 oz and Tatcha’s is .70 oz. So there’s 50% more product in Tatcha’s version, which makes it cheaper (especially adding the s/h for Mally) UNLESS you have to use a lot more of the Tatcha product for some reason for each application. I’m waiting to hear your review of the product before ordering though!

  • Felicia

    I just tried mine this morning and I love it. I would generally not spend this much but I figure with the added benefit of skincare it’s like two products in one? Lol. Trying to justify the cost. I’ll have to see if it extends the wear of my foundation but it feels, applies and smells like a dream and you only need the tiniest bit to cover your face. It will last a long time I think. Can’t wait to hear your opinion.

  • JY

    Ulta’s brand carries one verrrrry similar to Mally’s and it’s only $12bucks. I think it’s called “Mattifying Balm” and it’s patted on with a sponge and is awesome. It’s usually by the primers or pressed powders. I saw the $52 one and tapped some on, but I wasn’t any more impressed with it than Ulta’s. In fact, it made me MORE impressed with ULTA’s because of the price!