Primers make such a difference to my foundation application that I don't know how I managed before they hit the shelves. One primer which I hear so much about is the Tatcha The Silk Canvas Filter Finish Protective Primer. Currently, this is only available in the US, and although you can buy it from some UK sites, I haven't found one that I would feel comfortable buying from, as you have to be so careful with fakes and some buyers will put an extortionate profit on top of the price. I ordered mine from Tatcha's very own website and used a shipping medium called Ship It To to have it sent to me.
The Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer is a multi-tasking skin-protecting makeup-perfecting primer which can be used on the face, eyes and lips and smooths the skin and helps makeup to last longer whilst also preventing clogged pores and breakouts. The Silk Canvas comes in a sleek box, with a pull out drawer which holds the compact, along with a circular spatula to remove the primer. The compact itself is quite weighty, and you twist off the lid to unveil the primer. I must admit, that I would prefer more of a snap-shut compact as it can be a bit fiddly to screw the lid back on and off.
The Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer has a velvety smooth feel to it and is a delicate pale pink colour. The primer disappears into the skin once blended and as I have fair to light skin, I didn't notice any colour left on my skin as the formula is so pale. Once I apply it to my face, the primer smooths out my skin and does a really great job at making the skin prepped and primed. I like the fact that you get the disk spatula included, as then the primer stays clean and dirt-free. Plus, if you dig out the primer to the lower line on the disc, that is supposed to be the right amount of product for one application.
I noticed that there is no detectable scent from the primer once you apply to the skin, but in the compact it has a lovely, fresh and clean fragrance to it. I tend to have quite enlarged pores, and they do get clogged up easily, but I have found that when using this primer, it doesn't clog up my pores. The formula of the Primer feels velvety soft, without being thick or heavy on the skin, and my foundation applies beautifully over the top of it, and I have tried different brands of foundation too. I found that throughout the day, this managed to keep my makeup in place, and my skin looking so much better.
The Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer is suitable for all skin types and also contains a trinity of Japanese super foods, such as green tea, rice and algae, which are known for visibly restoring youthful radiance. Price-wise, The Silk Canvas retails for $52.00, which is around £40.00 at the time of writing, so it is an investment. However, you do get 20g of product and a little does go a long way, and for me, having skincare and makeup combined is such a winner! You can find it online at Tatcha here.
All the Loves,