Tatcha's newest launch, The Liquid Silk Canvas, promises to be exactly that. For starters, the sophomore primer from the brand — which joins the oft-imitated Silk Canvas Protective Primer — contains actual silk extracts to help smooth and nourish the surface of the skin, in addition to a proprietary skin-renewing blend of green tea, algae, and rice. In other words, it's a dream primer formula for people who really love skin care.
Unlike the mattifying primers I reserve for humid summer days and special occasions, the Liquid Silk Canvas feels more like a creamy, hydrating serum than shine-eliminating base. The oil-free formula disappeared into my skin as I applied it, leaving behind a translucent, satiny finish that, honestly, looked pretty damn good on its own. I still went ahead and layered on my foundation and concealer, and I have to say, I was impressed: I tend to get shiny on my T-zone in the afternoon, but my makeup still looked velvety by lunchtime with this primer underneath.
At $52, the same price as the original Silk Canvas, the hefty lavender bottle is definitely a splurge. However, if you wear primer on the regular — or found Tatcha's O.G. formula just a little too heavy — it might be worth your coin to invest in a formula that your skin will love.
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