I have seen a lot of people talking about if these are dupes or not so I decided to test it out for my monthly dupes posts, especially because Tatcha came out with a mini size of this which makes it way more affordable and makes me more willing to give it a try. So, let’s get into finding out if these two are dupes or not.
This week is all about putting these two primers head to head, the Tatcha The Silk Canvas Primer which retails for $52.00 for the full size and $20.00 for the mini size like I have. The e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer which retails for $8.00, which is a pretty big price difference so if these two are dupes this is a good one to save money on.
I always do this even though they are rarely ever duped in appearance, but I want to start by talking all about the looks of these two. These two do not look anything alike but they do have the same type of packaging, they are both are little jars that you just scoop the product out of. The Tatcha one is much nicer looking, it’s white, clean and has a band of purple around it that I quite like the look of. I don’t mind the e.l.f. one at all either, it’s very simple and straightforward which is something else that I can enjoy the look of. So both are nice in different ways, as neither one feels particularly cheap to me.
Now, when you open them up the product does look a lot alike, a light pinky beige kind of shade. My e.l.f. one had been dipped into before this photo, obviously but you can still see that they look a lot alike. They feel a lot alike, I don’t know what I was expecting but it wasn’t the texture that these are. These are kind of hard but melt as you dig into them and start to use them, so they so get somewhat softer and for sure more spreadable. The last difference that I want to talk about would for sure be the scent of these two, the Tatcha one has a really pleasant lemongrass kind of scent that reminds me a lot of Avobath from Lush. The e.l.f. one doesn’t really smell of much, just a generic kind of makeup scent.
Now to get into what we really care about, application and how they look on the skin. These two apply very much the same, they are harder to get into but once your hands warm up the product a little bit they are very easy to apply on the skin. I personally find that the e.l.f. one leans a little bit more dewy of a finish than the Tatcha one, nothing too drastic but I do think that it is a noticeable difference. Once I applied foundation and the rest of my face, however, I couldn’t tell much of a difference between the sides of my face. They wore about the same, the Tatcha one did hold up a little bit better as we got further along in the day but overall very similar.
So, in the end, I think there is a slight difference between these two products but not enough to really need them both if you ask me. I think if you are looking for a budget way of trying out the Tatcha silk canvas primer then this e.l.f. one is a great thing because it’s nearly the same if you ask me.
What kind of dupes do you want to see in the future?