January 2, 2019

Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer Will Set You Back $20 Not $52

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If you still have your eye on Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer (which I hated but still gets raves reviews across the board) but have been a little wary to set down $52 for it here’s a better solution for your wallet.

Go get Poreless Putty Primer from E.L.F. for $8! Well, not really as I haven’t technically tried that one yet so no idea if it’s an actual dupe for Tatcha’s version! We might have to wait and see how that one pans out.

So, the original it is!

Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer is available in a mini size now that won’t set you back $52 but a mere $20! Plus it’s rather generously sized at 0.24 oz. I’ve always felt this was a little goes a long way formula so, 0.24 oz seems quite generous to check it out and decide if you have to buy that full-size version for yourself.

You can snag the mini version now at Sephora!

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  • Stacy Kraft

    Funny that you mentioned this. I recently got one of the 0.24 sizes of the silk canvas in a monthly subscription box. I had been curious about this product, but not curious enough to spend $52 or even $20 for that matter. As luck would have it I ordered the ELF version and did a side by side comparison for a week ( you know for science) and you know what? I didn’t see much of a difference at all. So go for the $8 and spend the other $44 on something else.

    I hope I win the Nobel for this- ha ha

    • Isabella Muse

      awesome to hear ;-D! I haven’t tested the elf formula yet so I was really curious how similiar it was to Tatcha ;-D Noble prize granted haha!

    • kjh

      Interesting. And def Nobel worthy! I compared ingredients lists, and didn’t think they sounded that similar. But, they certainly can be. ELF it is, before I succumb to (overhyped?) Tatcha. Word on the street is that ?Palladio rice papers are as good, to better than Tatcha’s. I like the idea of Asian inspired s/c, but the cos seem to shoot awfully HE. The prices are often yards above a comparable true Asian product.

      • Jamie

        You got it right, they are Asian “inspired” which means made in America, by Americans and just market themselves to be Korean Skin care (much like Glow Recipe). There are actually even Tatcha dupes for the face creams that work just the same, as I’m told by my mom. I made her try my real Korean version. She can afford Tatcha and unfortunately doesn’t have it sent to my house. She probably forgot