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:  20 g | 0.7 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

The Silk Canvas is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 95.
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 Absolutely Love I ordered this primer on the 8th received it on the 10th ..... I chose regular shipping...that's bad ace for one then the primer.....HANDS DOWN IS THE BOMB!.....I have been watching and debating the purchase due to price until for months...then 20% discount....THANK YOU TACHA! It was worth every penny....I have combination oily skin....I used it as directed.....after my face routine I gave it 10 min after my moisturizer application then applied the silk canvas.....I allowed the primer to sit while I did my brows.....applied face was BEAT! 1 suggestion....make it affordable for the average person and this product will fly off the shelves....what about a more affordable size?
Date published: 2018-11-12
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 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 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 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 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 The Bomb - as in GREAT I am 54 yrs old and started and only started using a primer in my late 40's. I was never completely satisfied with my attempts to find one so I decided to try Tatcha's. Wowza! I have been using the silk canvas for six weeks now. It blurs imperfections way better than other primers but I just recently noticed that my skin and the fine lines are now less noticeable. Plus my tinted moisturizer goes on thicker and lasts longer now. I actually almost forgot to put on my tinted moisturizer a few days ago before leaving for work because my skin looked so good with only the silk canvas. I love love love this stuff!!
Date published: 2018-12-31
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Amazing product and packaging I ordered this for my mother for her birthday. She was looking for it everywhere because it was sold out almost every place we looked. It came within 3 days of ordering. The primer is in beautiful packaging and great quality. You get what you pay for. The primer itself works like a dream. It applies evenly on the skin and does not feel like silicone. It fills and smooths out the skin. It makes your makeup last so much longer than any other primer we both have used. A little bit goes a long way so it will last a long time. Lastly, the product came to me wrapped so beautifully. I got the gift wrapping for my mom since it was her birthday, and it came in a beautiful purple box with matching tissue paper and a beautiful letter for my mother. Needless to say she was in awe, and it really made her day. Thanks Tatcha for making quality and outstanding products.
Date published: 2018-06-09
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 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 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i love this!! I recently bought this just a week ago, and i've already fallen in love with it! It is so hydrating, and really smooths out my skin. I don't really like to wear heavy coverage makeup on a daily basis, but I have been looking for something light, skin smoothing, and pore perfecting, and this product is definitely it! The only reason why I would only give this 4 stars is because there is no place to put the little applicator, which is kinda of burdensome for me, because i'm in a rush most of the time, and i don't have the time in the morning to rummage around for the applicator because there isn't a place to put it. Love this product though, and will definitely repurchase!
Date published: 2019-01-07
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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

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 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: 2018-09-16

You state it is your promise that this product is free from synthetic fragrances. So I was very disappointed to see "parfum/fragrance" listed as one of the ingredients as this seems contradicting. Please explain what fragrance ingredients are included. 

Asked by: ks2244
Thanks for the great question! You are correct. We never use synthetic fragrance in our formulas. Some items contain an all natural fragrance of green tea, bamboo flower, and cucumber. Always, TATCHA
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-11-14

Is this primer a silicon based primer?

Asked by: Rhifei
Thank you for your question! The Silk Canvas is a silk-based primer that uses silicone to help the formula glide perfectly into place. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-07-13

Do I use this before or after sunscreen?

Asked by: Charlee
Thank you for your question! We suggest applying your sunscreen first, allowing it to dry down fully, and then apply The Silk Canvas on top. We hope this helps!
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-12-10

Is this waterproof?

Asked by: TATCHA
The formula is not waterproof, but helps make makeup water-resistant
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-08-15
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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.