I have been skipping the priming step of my already oh-so-simple makeup routine for as long as I can remember. Really, just reaching out for a primer before an occasional night out when I don’t want to take chances of having my makeup run down my face after an hour or two of socializing and dancing in crowded, humid rooms. This winter was not very gentle on my already sensitive skin. I experienced terrible dryness and flaking around my nose and chin, and trying to cover it all up with a light foundation or concealer only made the problem stand out. I’ve been following Tatcha’s Silk Canvas Primer hype for a minute, and figured it’d be a good time to try something new to help me cover up dry patches on my face.
As much as I have loved every single Tatcha product I’ve purchased in the past, I knew that the $52 would be worth it. I was certainly right. Aside from beautiful packaging, this primer screams luxury. I mean, silk extracts in my primer?! Yes, please! I am fond of the idea of using a primer that creates a silky barrier on my skin while protecting it from pollution and breakouts. Not only does it create a smooth canvas for makeup application, it keeps all the makeup in place, without drying skin out. My dry patches were still well hidden at the end of the day when I primed my face with this primer. The silk canvas did an awesome job at controlling oiliness throughout the day, preventing any breakouts.
This primer is perfect for any skin type, and it is free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, sulfate detergents, phthalates, urea, DEA or TEA, so you can be at peace knowing that your skin is well taken cared of. I did not see as much blurring with this primer as with some other primers I have tried in the past, but I must take into account the much smaller amount I need. Tatcha’s primer is a little more waxy at first, but transforms into a creamy silky paste after warming up between your fingertips. A little certainly goes a long way with this primer. I wouldn’t say ‘rice-sized’ amount as suggested in product description, but still way less than what you’d need to use with other primers. The little applicator disk is very helpful at keeping your fingers out of the primer “jar” and getting just the right amount of product you’d need.