The Silk CanvasFilter Finish Protective Primer





The Silk CanvasFilter Finish Protective Primer

Velvety priming balm of pressed silk smooths and makes makeup last longer while keeping it out of skin, helping to prevent clogged pores and breakouts.


Size:  7 g | 0.24 oz

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Why It Works

This multi-tasking skin-protecting, makeup-perfecting primer for face, eyes and lips.

  • Blurs: Silk extracts feel nourishing on skin and instantly diminish the look of pores, fines lines and imperfections for the perfect canvas before makeup.
  • Primes: Silk powder makes makeup glide on more evenly and last longer, minimizing excess shine with a soft focus finish.
  • Protects: Protective barrier derived from botanicals acts as a barrier between makeup and skin, helping to prevent clogged pores that can lead to breakouts. Anti-pollution natural active ingredients fight immediate attack from environmental stressors and help support the skin's barrier function to act against future attack, visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles and dullness.
  • Enhances: Pink and gold pearl helps even skin tone for a healthy look.
  • Anti-aging: Hadasei-3™, a trinity of Japanese superfoods, green tea, rice and algae, visibly restores youthful radiance.


Ideal for all skin types. Non-comedogenic. Non-irritating. Non-sensitizing. Dermatologist tested. Cruelty-free.
Formulated without:
Parabens, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, sulfate detergents, phthalates, urea, DEA or TEA.

How To Use

Suggested Usage

Glide the spatula lightly across the top of balm. Dot with fingertips and massage into skin. A little goes a long way. Use a rice-sized amount for the whole face.

Can be used alone or with makeup. Apply after SPF, before any makeup. Suitable for use on face, eye and lips. Replace the lid tightly after each use.


Rice-grain size


Velvety Balm

The Silk Canvas is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 115.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Holy Grail Primer I've tried my fair share of primers, including popular primers from top makeup brands like Too Faced, Becca, Tarte, etc but never found one that I felt actually made much of a difference. The Silk Canvas changed the game! You can literally feel your skin becoming smoother as you apply it to your face. This primer makes my liquid foundation glide on easily and evenly, and smooths out pores and imperfections. I'm also used to needing a loooot of product with other primers I've tried - One of the best things about this one is that a little bit goes a very long way, so it will last so much longer! You really only need a tiny amount of this product - applying in excess has the potential to make your face appear oily because the primer is so moisturizing.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So silky!!! This is the best primer I have ever used. At first when I opened it I was apprehensive because I was like how can something so thick looking be light on your face? But by some miracle it is the lightest primer I’ve ever tried. I love that it’s also good for your skin and has all these benefits like anti-aging! I don’t feel guilty using it every day. It also makes your face makeup look super vibrant! I would buy in bulk if I could. I just love all tatcha products and this one doesn’t disappoint !
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Former Primer Skeptic Writing This After sampling this in Sephora I decided to give it a go, because I loved the concept of it sealing in all the good skincare products that I put on my face before putting on makeup or simply just before going outside into a city with frequently poor air quality and pollution problems. I love that a little bit of this goes a long way, and it truly blends seamlessly with my skin without leaving any white cast at all- something that other, very expensive primers that I've tried before in the past have failed to do. Tatcha has staged a FULL takeover of my skincare routine.
Date published: 2018-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gave up on primers years ago until now and hooray! Primers in the past felt like primer you paint on the wall. Choke your skin, merely emphasizing every flaw in it and make-up sliding right off by end of the day. Icky-sticky mess. So totally threw them out. Until Silk Canvas. I have eczema which is how I came to Tatcha in the first place and once here, I've never looked back. So when Silk Canvas made it's debut I gave it a shot and wow!! Sooo light and like air going on yet all the flaws are gone. The lines are gone. And make-up never looked better. Best of all it's still all there and in place after work. I believe it also creates a healthy barrier between skin and make-up and when I go to wash my face, it comes clean so easily. Hooray Tatcha you have another huge winner. Please keep them coming!
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's Official: I'm In Love This is a primer that really does what it says it will. From its velvety texture to its perfect hue, it has already become a must-have staple in my makeup routine. I have a bit of rosacea, and I love the way it evens out my skin tone and preps my skin for foundation. I notice that my makeup looks crisp all day and it's so convenient that I can also use it as an eye and lip primer. I've also worn it without foundation, and the fresh face it gives me is worthy of applause. So pleased with this TATCHA product. Thank you!
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Primer; Not Much Product I've had this item for about 3 months now and have been using it daily. I love how the product looks with and without makeup. It's truly the best primer on the marketing. I've hit the bottom of the pan today and I'm surprised it happened so soon based on the size of the compact. I find this a bit misleading. Even though the product description says 0.7g, it's hard to really understand what that equates to when the compact is rather chunky in size. I would recommend considering changing to a sleeker compact since the product quantity doesn't call for something so chunky. It would make it a lot easier to travel with. I normally replace primers once a year but with this product, I might need to replace it after having it for 6-8 mos.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Great Product! The silk canvas is a wonderful primer to use before you apply your makeup. I use a liquid foundation and this primer just made it glide on better. In fact, I am using less foundation ( nice plus if your foundation is pricy) since I have been using the Silk Canvas Primer. This primer also diminishes the size and appearance of your pores. Another great product from Tatcha and the container and packaging are equally as great. I have been using this every day and I am very pleased with the results.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice product Perfect for smoothing out over the skin to help prep for foundation and concealer. It smells nice and has a great texture. The packaging is gorgeous, though it can be a bit bulky if you were to bring on your travels. As someone who's more prone to oily skin, I found it didn't really keep the oil at bay and was oily within a couple hours but I feel it'd be great for winter when my skin tends to be drier. Overall it's a nice product but would be a more seasonal product for me.
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My makeup looks so much better! I am in my 60's and I have been using foundation since I was a teenager. I was always concerned about my pores getting clogged with makeup. I like that the Silk Canvas protects my pores from makeup. This is my first time ever using a primer. I really like now my makeup looks using it. A little goes a long way. My makeup seems to last longer too. Once again, another great product from Tatcha.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft Focus glow! I’ve never been particularly interested in primers and thought of them more as a special use product for occasions when I needed my makeup to look fresh and to last from morning to night—until now! I decided to try Tatcha’s new primer because I had a couple events coming up. I told myself if any brand could come up with a primer that would feel weightless, be suitable for sensitive skin, and not dry out my mature skin or create that dreaded über matte finish, it would be Tatcha. And, Tatcha did not disappoint! This silky primer blends out beautifully on my fair complexion and leaves a smooth and even, soft focus glow of good health that renders my skin “makeup optional”. Full disclosure here (lol), I do have excellent skin to begin with and only use about half what Tatcha recommends. That is enough to do my face and neck. And, since I’m in my seventies, I really appreciate the blurring effect on the wrinkles and crinkles. Three cheers for Tatcha’s new primer and the look of good health!
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! What a lovely primer! I am 51 with normal to dry skin as well as some large pores. I am always looking for primers that work, and this one is superb. I have tried it under several different liquid foundations with light to medium coverage and it sits beautifully under all of them. My skin is so smooth! Now that you are branching out into primers dare we hope for a Tatcha foundation someday?
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! container can use some tweaking tho Love how I dont feel so guilty putting makeup on my skin bc I have a barrier. It keeps my makeup on for hours as well. The only thing I hate about this is when I'm packing it for travel and the little disk used to scoop up the product gets lost. I placed it im w the product but it just gets messy. No biggie. But the production crew should make a little circular groove the disk can go into. The disk should be magnetic and itll lock inside this grove soundly as not to get lost and not to scrape around the product. If the disk has Tatchas emblem on it w some texture I would be in love with the packaging!! It would be functional and beautiful just like ur products
Date published: 2019-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Difference for Non-Makeup User I rarely wear makeup, but when I do, I want it to look natural. I originally bought this to use as a primer, but it created the look I wanted without needing the makeup at all. I do use more than a rice grain size (although that's how much I used at first.) I have dry skin, so I moisturize prior to use. If you don't really use makeup, all of the benefits listed will absolutely happen unless you are allergic to the product. Will be using for as long as the product exists.
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Jury is still out on this product! I love the look that I achieve with this product. I look radiant, very finished and youthful. My problem isn’t with the look that I achieve by using this product, but it is with all of the silicone that is in this product. Many dermatologist will tell you that silicone will block your pores. The blockage resembles small white dots, these don’t eventually express themselves but need to be “dug” out of your skin. I speak from personal experience. The closer that the silicone is to the front of the ingredient list the worse it is. This product has silicone about 8 or 9 down the ingredient list so the product has that going for it, but silicone appears at least twice or more in the ingredient list. I have always thought of Tatcha as being more natural with good for your skin ingredients.
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Favorite Tatcha Treasure I have tried so many primers in the past. All of them were from luxury brands and they never worked. I was so excited when I saw Tatcha released this one! Very little goes a long way and I can tell already I will have this container for quite some time even with wearing makeup almost daily. My pores disappear when I was used to them being magnified with other primers I would try. I now use less makeup and it lasts so much longer. Not to mention I have an airbrushed face now. No breakouts or clogged pores which is a miracle in my book! Skin feels like silk when applied and it comes off in a breeze at the end of the day with Tatcha cleansing routine. I cannot say enough about this product. It is my ultimate treasure now in the collection and I am so thrilled I can actually wear primer!
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Primer With So Many Uses!! I purchased The Silk Canvas through QVC and received it about 3 weeks ago. This product is wonderful as a canvas for face, eyes, and lips! I even rubbed some between my fingers and applied to my eyelashes before putting on mascara and it was fantastic!! Prevented my mascara from becoming hard, therefore, making removal at the end of the day so much easier. Really would like to see this in a mascara tube for easier application. This also keeps my lipstick in place for most of the day without having to retouch so often. Makeup goes on flawlessly after applied to face and my pores are less noticeable. There does seem to be some benefit from this product, even after removal. Over time, I feel confident this will have long term effects in the improvement of my skin. It has begun to get hot and humid where I live, and the Silk Canvas has proven to withstand the heat. Also love the subtle scent. This is a winner for me!!
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have sensitive Combination Skin. Have never tried any Tatcha Products. Well this is a Wonderful effective product! Not only does it make your makeup last longer thur out the day, the moisture benefits are Great! It is not Oily or does not make your skin oily. Allow to dry before makeup. I also noticed the skin benefits with this product. My skin is getting a Mini facial with this!!!!! My makeup looks so much Better:)
Date published: 2018-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Worth The Price! I have used this as a foundation primer for about a week straight now and in my opinion, it is fantastic! Not only does this product have the most silky and soft texture, it smells wonderful and makes my makeup last ALL day long. My normal "fine lines" can be noticed throughout the day, but with the Silk Canvas, you can barely tell.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow... My review may be premature, but I used this primer for the first time yesterday evening. I don't have too many skin issues, but in the summer, I tend to get a little dry in my t-zone. I have visible pores, but not overly large. Last night, I got home from dinner, washed my face as normal, and my skin still felt like I had the primer on. I moisturized before bed and woke up this morning and my skin felt so smooth, smoother than normal when waking up. Putting on my makeup this morning was a breeze, without any primer. I am excited to continue to use this primer and see more improvements to my skin.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skin on a Cloud This is the lightest, non drying, and comforting primer. It is soothing and moisturizing and doesn’t feel like an additional layer. I would wear this every day even when not wearing makeup just for the benefit of how it makes my skin feel. It applies with no effort. I think it's gold. If you find it doesn’t hold your makeup to your liking just use your preferred setting spray. I would buy this in bulk but I think it will last several months.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Product I have been using for last 3 months, and I am addicted. My skin and makeup has never been better. Products are luxurious and great for delicate skin. I have purchased for friends and family to share in the experience. Fancy.
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Primer Ever! I have tried a lot of primers over the last few years to find a primer the worked with my skin type, and texture. I am so pleased to say that I have found a new holy grail. This primer makes my makeup look so smooth, and beautiful, it really helps with texture and pores for sure. While it does help extend the wear I think it works even better when I spray a oil control spray under it to really control my oils, with the weather being so warm still. Over all so pleased!
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What pores?? Although I've only been using the Silk Canvas for a couple of days, I LOVE the base it creates for my (mineral powder) foundation. Makeup lasts and pores stay invisible all day. I will keep using it, and update with more detail when I have a bit more experience with it, but I really love it so far - it is everything I had hoped it would be!
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looking GREAT! I have eczema skin condition, dry, with an Oily t-zone. I just received my package from TATCHA last night (Singapore). Took a week to arrive (including sat and sunday.) I was so excited to try this primer out, It smells exactly like their camellia oil. Very soft floral scent. The first thing I noticed while I was applying is, you REALLY don't need that much product. Second thing I noticed, the "coin" is curved so that it FITS directly and only on the cap of the Primer. It doesn't slip and slide that some beauty gurus say but "the locking" mechanism is in the design of the coin and cap of the primer together. I found it very innovative. I wish it was magnetic though so that I wouldn't have to dig my bag while travelling but its just out of laziness that anyone can deal with. I Have been wearing this for about 4 hours now, pairing it with the NARS new foundation (serum foundation), IT looks SO amazing. Usually by this time I look shiny from working in and out of the Lab and green house. But I look as if I walked out of a SPA with dewy skin and NO PORES. The product enhances the pigmentation of the foundation in some ways. Normally, even with this foundation's full coverage capabilities I personally do not tend to pack it on. But with this primer it feels like I beat my face down to a full coverage, with a very small amount. Like a literal pea size. I have tried the finger smudge test, where after a few hours I just dab my finger on my face to see if any foundation just "detaches" from my skin but there isn't. I'm so surprised at how this is keeping the oil at bay but not irritating my Eczema skin condition. It just makes you look airbrushed if that makes sense. Your pores are gone, oil kept in but healthy enough glow to peek through, and holds foundation enough to pass the smudge test.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Porcelain Doll First off, I ordered this as soon as it was available as I knew it will sell out fast. There is a reason. This primer is a miracle product and now a staple in my bag. I have a t zone complexion towards dry, with somewhat visible pores, that with age, have become more visible. I apply a moisturizer first, then the silk primer and then my foundation using my Clarisonic foundation brush and viola! My skin glows with a healthiness I have not seen in quite a while. It blurs my pores making them invisible, it’s moisturizing, doesn’t cake, and makes my face look like a porcelain doll. Yes it’s pricey, but for all it does, it’s well worth it for such an amazing product. Plus, you need only a small amount so it will last a long time as there is a lot of product. I simply use the round spatula provided, scrape lightly across the top until it reaches the line, and then place on back of hand. I then dab it in several spots on my face, and then blend with fingertips. Best beauty product I have seen in a long time. Get it, you won’t regret it.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luxurious I love all my Tatcha products but I must say Silk Canvas is my favorite. The feel of silk canvas is luxurious. Not only does it feel luxurious on my face but it makes me feel luxurious. My makeup looks better and lasts longer. Silk Canvas increases my self confidence for the day.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tatcha Silk Primer is MONEY! I had admired a few beauty gurus that I follow who use this primer religiously. And although I don't have problematic or old looking skin, I thought I'd try it for myself. I am so glad I did!! Now, I will repeat: I don't really have any issues or problematic skin. I'm standing in 50's shadow. I have learned to embrace my age. Tatcha makes it easier. This primer is like no other. The experience when you receive it and if high end, luxury skincare. I even made space in the countertop array of products I typically use. I followed directions and was astonished to find the tiniest grain of rice does that trick! My face looked, felt, and smelled great! So so soft! I wore this product for well over 18 hours without it slipping, moving, cracking, fading or setting in those tiny/fine lines. But the greatest compliment came when a woman I'd never met came walking up to me to tell me I looked beautiful! A total stranger to me, in line right behind me! Unreal! I'm simply loving this product!! Here is a picture of me, no filter, wearing the Tatcha Silk Primer! But this! If you can, I highly enjoy it!!
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the scent, love how my skin feels I learned about Tatcha products from QVC and this was one of the first I tried. I love the scent, how this goes so gently onto my skin and makes my skin feel softer. I am 60 years old, have very dry skin and very sensitive eyes to most products. After using this product I started building on my Tatcha arsenal! So far I have loved all products I have tried and Tatcha is my new go to for my face! I find these products to be the best I have ever tried, and I have spent ALOT of money through the years to try a product then give it away because it either didn't work or it bothered my eyes. And...I LOVE the beautiful packaging...jars, little holders for the spoons etc.
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my primer! I recently tried Silk Canvas. The first time I used it, I put the recommended amount on the spatula. I really didn't need that much so now I use less. I am sure this will last a long time since very little is used. I was surprised to see how easily it went on my face. I use liquid makeup and my makeup looks great. I like the fact that the canvas protects my pores from clogging up with makeup. My skin feels extremely soft and silky too. Thank you for another great Tatcha productl
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Primer! This is a nice lightweight and silky primer- if you use it right. It blurs the look of my pores but I can see the bigger ones peeking through. I'm using the rest of the Tatcha brand to address them. I have oily/ combination skin and this product locks in my skin care and lets me use less foundation. If you use this under makeup do not use more than what the spatula tells you to. This product does not build well with itself and it will give you a pale cast instead of a glow.
Date published: 2018-02-15
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From the video, this looks beautiful on the skin. Will this look last all day if I wear it on top of moisturizer, without any other make-up on top of it? I am hoping to give my acne-prone skin a smooth, blurred appearance with minimal products.

Asked by: Sensitive Skin
Thank you for your question! Yes, the Silk Canvas is formulated to last all day and provide a beautiful filter-like finish until you cleanse the skin in the evening. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-01-07

What specific types of oil are in this product? My skin breaks out with certain types of oil. This product sounds great but I want to avoid a bout of acne from a "trial" if possible.

Asked by: Sensitive Skin
Thank you for your question! The essential oils that are a part of this formula are all known to be non-comedogenic. We also clinically and dermatologist test The Silk Canvas to ensure it is non-comedogenic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing. If needed, kindly email our customer care team at a list of the oils you have a known sensitivity to, and they will be happy to check it against the list of ingredients for you. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-01-07

Is this primer silicone or water based ?

Asked by: Jasmin
Thank you for your question! Our primer is silk based. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-02-14

Does the travel size come with an applicator like the full size does? If not, what do you suggest for the application?

Asked by: Susher
Thank you for your question! The travel size Silk Canvas does not arrive with a disc. We suggest simply using fingertips to dispense and apply the balm to skin. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-03-21

Will it have a flashback/white cast?

Asked by: TATCHA
No, there is no white cast to The Silk Canvas, in person or in photographs.
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-08-15

I’m 51 and needing a primer that works!!! I have read the reviews but all are from 20-30 year olds that don’t understand the challenge of aging skin. Please give me some feed back 

Asked by: Shar68
Thanks for asking! The Silk Canvas is formulated to be ideal on all ages, skin types, and shades of beautiful. Also, our proprietary complex Hadasei-3 made with fermented rice bran, green tea, and red algae enhance the anti-aging capabilities of this primer. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-04-17

I was excited to try the silk canvas because I love the products I have purchased from your company. I am confused and sad because after I apply it over my moisturizer it balls up even before I get a chance to start my foundation.

Asked by: Tita
Hi Tita! Here are some suggestions to give you the perfect filter finish so many of our friends enjoy. It is possible that too much is being applied; we suggest a little more than a grain of rice. It could also be that something applied to the skin prior is leaving a protective layer that is rolling underneath. Make sure that any serum, moisturizer, or sunscreen applied prior has had a chance to dry down fully before applying the Silk Canvas. Also, make sure you are applying it with your fingertips- not a sponge or a brush. You can also try the pressing technique instead of swiping it on which will most definitely stop any pilling from occurring. After the Silk Canvas is applied over the skin, for optimal results use a brush to apply your foundation. We hope this helps! Always, TATCHA
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-05-03

I'm very oily and do not like layering my skin with several products. Can the primer be used in place of a moisturizer?

Asked by: Littlemissfey
Thank you for your question! The Silk Canvas is not a moisturizer, and we suggest always applying your favorite moisturizer first, allowing it to absorb, and then applying the Silk Canvas afterwards. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2019-05-22
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Purity Promise

We promise our formulas will always be free from parabens, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, sulfate detergents, phthalates, urea, DEA, TEA and many other ingredients. The collection is non-irritating, non-sensitizing and dermatologist tested.