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 92.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Primer My skin always feels its best at night after following my TATCHA Ritual. In the morning, I always felt that putting on makeup would be clogging the pores that I had just cleansed. Hearing about TATCHA's newest product, The Silk Canvas, I knew this was for me. The Silk Canvas puts a barrier between my cleansed/moisturized skin and my make up. After using it, I am hooked. Like all TATCHA Products, less is more. It goes on smoothly as I massage it into my skin. I have found that my make up looks brighter and lasts throughout the day. I have even gone without makeup on a few occasions, using just The Silk Canvas. Thank you, TATCHA, for another wonderful product!
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "The Silk Canvas" is the BOMB!! This product makes my face feel like heaven!! I put this product on after my morning & evening skincare regime to lock in all the goodies. If I am venturing out - my next step would make this my primer, otherwise it just locks in with added benefits that are only better for me & my skin. Don't understand the naysayers as I find Tatcha to be one of the best out there! I have been using their products from Day 1 on QVC and have never been disappointed. They are unique, the ingredients are beneficial for every skin type, and they work the way they say they do. If you don't feel they are working - they are an added preventative skincare. LOVE!! LOVE!! LOVE!!!
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's good This primer feels like a luxury balm on my skin. I did not necessarily notice it minimizing my pores but that may be because I am using many products from this line that already do that. The texture of my skin felt really smooth and soft after using this. I do feel that my makeup went on more evenly and that I used less of it, but it did not prolong the wear of my makeup, although it did not worse than any other primer in this Alabama heat. I would recommend using a setting spray with this and it would be incredible if Tatcha came up with one with the skin loving ingredients they are known for in it.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Those Geishas In the past, I tried primers and felt no affection for them. They didn't deliver anything but an added step to my routine. I’ve ignored them all until my beloved TATCHA introduced theirs. The results I saw after the first application, startled me. My pores which are the size of moon craters vanished. And by the end of the day, my makeup was still in place. No Houdini act as is typical for my foundation. Such an amazing primer.! I want to put in the suggestion box to please develop a powder foundation for combo skin. Those geishas and their beauty secrets.... Love you Tatcha.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A makeup artist's dream As a makeup artist, I can tell you this primer is a game changer. The texture is like pure silk on skin, and glides effortlessly when applied leaving a soft-focus finish. Skin looks transformed even before foundation is applied making my job so much easier. I especially love this for under-eyes! Concealer did not crease one bit even shooting under warm lights! Pores and fines lines look immediately diminished and the tone has a beautiful lit from within glow. I have been using the Dewy Skin mist on clients for years and have recently been adding more Tatcha products to my kit. If this primer is any indication of future things to look forward to, I can see my kit getting taken over by Tatcha! It's amazing!
Date published: 2018-02-14
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 Greatful I am completely in love with this product! I am 44. My issues are small fine lines, dark circles under my eyes and visible pores. I have too many primer products and wasted an unnecessary amount of money thinking they would help. This product is amazing! It’s so great that my girls and HUSBAND noticed a difference in my makeup. It doesn’t crack, flake or crack. It’s light and easy to apply. You don’t need a lot of product to get the desired results. From personal experience... don’t use to much and avoid the eyebrows. Then continue your makeup routine. I didn’t need a setting spray what so ever. Granted everyone’s experience will be different but personally I am so satisfied! The picture below is with no filter on my iPhone X with the camera flipped.
Date published: 2018-11-11
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
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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

Will it clog my pores?

Asked by: TATCHA
No, The Silk Canvas is noncomedogenic. It creates a protective layer between the skin and makeup to keep pores from becoming congested.
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-08-15

How long is the shelf life of this product both unopened and once it has been opened?

Asked by: FrenaRena
That is a great question. Most of our skin care items have a shelf life of 2-3 years unopened. You don't need to refrigerate them, just keep them in a cool dark place. (Heat and light are skincare's enemy) Once opened, all of our items are good for 6-8 months.
Answered by: TATCHA
Date published: 2018-11-14
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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.