Splurge-worthy? #4: Tatcha The Silk Canvas

Hi guys!

$52 for a PRIMER?!?

I have been trying to put some new products to the test recently, and I realized that I never talked about this one. Back when this product first launched, everyone on YouTube raved about it. Then, like most other products, it feel off of the map. So, I’m here to give you guys the full tea on whether or not this primer is worth the splurge.

First of all, I already know that some people will never in life even consider spending over $50 for a primer. I understand that. I don’t like spending $50 for any single makeup product, and this one is just a base upon which another product will be layered… still hear me out.

So what is it? According to Sephora.com it is “a velvety priming balm of pressed silk that smooths and makes makeup last longer while keeping it out of skin, helping to prevent clogged pores and breakouts.”

Why is it so expensive? Because it is made of real silk and pearl extracts plus a bunch of other superfoods. Based on geisha tradition (like all products in the Tatcha line), this primer acts as a barrier for you skin from pollution and your makeup, keeping your pores clear, fine lines smooth, etc. You can even wear it alone on no-makeup days to act as a protectant for your skin and tie you a filtered look.

Does it block oil? No. Would I use it as an eyelid primer as it says you can? No, because my lids have been extra oily recently.

Bottom line. Is it splurge-worthy? I’d say yes. I have tried a million primers, and I have found that this one really makes a major difference in how my makeup applies and wears. I have also noticed a difference over the past several months in the quality of my skin. Keeping the makeup out of my pores and using a primer with antioxidants and silk (along with a solid skincare routine) has really brought back a youthful glow to my skin.

Living in a city, I also think that the added protection from environmental aggressors is really important. Aside from that, I think that using a base product that has real benefits and good ingredients is more important than all the products that go over it, because if the base sucks…..

So what do you guys think? Would you make the splurge?

As always, thanks for reading!

đź’śMichelle Lisette

Like this post? Check out some of my other Splurge-worthy reviews:

Natasha Denona Lila palette

Marc Jacobs The Wild One palette

YSL Beauty

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