I’m so excited about this post because these dupes are so incredible! Tatcha released their Silk Canvas Primer which was an instant best seller for the brand and staple in the primer category. But girl, for $52, I was not about that pricetag. But the product was revolutionary in formula and packaging. It had a putty-like consistency and comes in a pot. But never fear because my beloved affordable brands were right on their tails with affordable Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer dupes!
This was one of those high-end product launches that really made me curious. I was itching to try the Tatcha Silk Canvas Prime because it sounded right up my alley – minimize pores and fine lines YES, restores youthful radiance YES, and made of pressed silk HECK YES! But alas, I saved my money and held out for affordable brands to jump on the bandwagon coming out with their own versions.
As sure enough, here we are folks! Actually, some of these dupes may have even been out before the launch of the silk canvas primer. And I’m sure that one of these 4 dupes will give you the same effect as the Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer without paying the high-end price.
A putty / balm primer is an intriguing formula and something I’ve never tried before. I’m curious as to how it will be different than other primer formulas. They could be particularly good for girls with oily skin. But based on all the reviews I’m reading with all of these products, it really seems hit and miss. Some with oily skin say these formulas are amazing and some hate them. Some with dry skin love them too. It sounds like one of those things you will love or hate but just have to try for yourself. I have normal/dry skin and usually opt for hydrating primers but I think these putty ones could be great if they sink into the skin.
Regardless of the price tags and formulas, every single one of these products including the Tatcha one have very similar claims of filling in or minimizing pores and creating an even and smooth base. If pores are your problem area, it sounds like these are ones to try!
Ok, I’m going to jump into these affordable Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer dupes and talk a little bit about each.
// e.l.f Poreless Putty Primer – $8
This is the most affordable dupe. It’s supposed to help moisture and increase the longevity of your makeup all day. For a while, this was always sold out on Ulta due to the hype it was receiving being a dupe for the silk canvas primer. But it looks like Ulta has now caught up to the craze and it’s been in stock for a while now. You can find a bunch of Youtube comparison videos if you want more details or to see the products used side by side.
Price Difference = $44
// Makeup Revolution Conceal & Fix Pore Perfecting Primer – $15 (online only)
The newest dupe that was just released a few weeks ago! There are only 2 reviews so far because it’s that new. I would be curious to see how this is different than the elf one.
Price Difference = $37
// Tarte Shape Tape Pore & Prime Balm – $25
Technically this is a high-end product but still runs at less than half the price of Tatcha’s so I’m counting it! However, it has the smallest amount of product out of the four dupes at only 0.31 oz. so you are paying more for less product. AND it comes out to about the same price per ounce as the Tatcha one. Probably not the most affordable alternative that’s for you to decide!
Price Difference = $27
// L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base – $12.99
This product has definitely been around longer than the Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer. It’s completely gone under my radar up until recently. It claims its a post-moisturizer and pre-foundation step.
Price Difference = $39.01
What do you think of these affordable Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer dupes? Are you a Tatcha Silk Canvas lover or are you skipping the hype and opting for a cheaper price tag? If I was going to pick one to try, I think I would go with the Makeup Revolution option. It actually has the highest rating at a 4.5 with the L’Oreal one being next highest then e.l.f then Tarte.
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