ELF Poreless Putty Primer vs. Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer

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*Both brands are certified cruelty-free according to Ethical Elephant. Makeup Maven, Kayla, was pleasantly surprised by this comparison. For 20g at $52 for the Tatcha & 21g at $8 for the ELF, she was hoping they would be similar & they ARE. For anyone who could not justify spending the money on Tatcha, ELF Poreless Putty is extremely close to Tatcha. Right down to the look & feel of it. She wore ELF on one side of her face & Tatcha on the othe. Tatcha filled in the pores a little bit more than ELF, but both sides of the face were incredibly smooth. Her foundation slid on over it with ease and blended out beautifully. The wear time with both was exactly the same. After a 12 hour work day both primers held up. For the price difference you really cannot beat ELF over Tatcha.

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Renee S.


Tatcha is super expensive so I’ve yet to try it. (I do have the travel size cleanser on the way though.) I just wanted to say ever since Jeffree Star compared the two and approved ELF it’s been sold out everywhere. I’ve heard from multiple people that the ELF is amazing especially for the price and DOES compare well to the tatcha. I’m hoping they restock so I can eventually get some!



I have both of these and I can tell almost no difference in the two. This is one of those occasions that the less expensive dupe definitely hit it out of the park.



This is a 100% dupe. It’s all the same ingredients and same amount! This is definitely a great dupe. Smells good and is so smooth



I have used both products and cannot tell a difference. I primarily use it for under my eyes before applying concealer. This combination is awesome! E.l.f. Priming putty works great without breaking the bank! I highly recommend it!



I will always put out the money for tatcha products . Elf does not begin to compare. Plus you can buy the travel primer for $22 , it has lasted quite awhile for me, I will say it’s the best primer I’ve ever used, I have a medical condition that affects my skin an I have trouble with dryness . I’ve tried primers from crazy expensive to cheap to diy an nothing has worked for me until I tried tatcha . I also use their glow mist under for added moisture an it makes my makeup look really nice

Kaleigh Tess


This ELF primer is amazing!!! It is my new go to for both myself and my clients. It literally melts right into the skin.



I haven’t tried the Tatcha face primer but I have tried a lot of primers and just picked up the Elf dupe! I am amazed. It really worked so well and my makeup stayed looking fresh all day. I have tried Mac, urban decay, pore professional, and others as well and I can honestly say that the Elf product worked the best for me.



Amazing!!! After reading this review & the review from Jeffrey Star I had to try it. I do own the Tatcha & I love it but not so much the price so I use it sparingly. But now that I have Elf & can use as much as I like!! They are both great products but Elf is great quality for its so affordable price!!



I’ve been searching for this item and idk where can I find it at



I love both of these products but I definitely would consider the ELF a dupe and as much as I love my Tatcha I don’t think I can justify spending that much money when I can get the same thing for half the price



I loveee the elf primer it works so good! Iasted so long



I'm obsessed with the elf primer, now I have only tried the Tatcha once and I unfortunately didn't even get the chance to do my regular makeup routine but after using the elf primer I feel no need to spend that much money on the tacha






I own both and the elf you have more room to work with and build up. I don’t see the fuss with tatcha at all. Go ELF.

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