Glitterati came out about a year and a half ago, I think, and although I was curious about it, it was released right around the time prices for a pretty basic synthetic with a lace front and monofilament part started climbing well above the $200-mark, and my commitment to buying and trying every new wig that came along was waning as a result. It looked nice enough, but there wasn’t enough wow factor to justify the cost; but when I came across one on sale for around $120 I went for it. I’m glad I finally got try it out, because it’s quite a nice low-density style that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention among wig reviewers that I can tell; probably because, like me, when it came out there were other styles garnering more attention -most of which I would imagine involving a beachy wave since that’s what everyone’s been wanting the past few years. This isn’t a beachy wave, but it isn’t stick-straight, either, and Lord knows since by now the average long synthetic wig with a monofilament part is hovering just below $300, Glitterati’s $230 price tag seems downright thrifty.
Random question time: can anyone explain to me why MAC cosmetics seems to only carry pressed face powders now, with the exception of two random types of loose powder that are only available in a translucent non-color? For decades I’ve used their loose powders in a shade that worked perfectly with my foundation, and about two years ago it just disappeared from their website and, eventually, from stores. I bought up every last jar of it I could find once I realized it was, for some inexplicable reason, going away, but I’ve finally worked through all of those and I’ve been waiting in vain for MAC to re-release them in some new formulation or release some replacement for them that might work. But no. Just 800 different pressed powders to choose from, and I hate using pressed powder on my already dry skin. I also hate – no really, HAAAAATE – shopping for cosmetics and so far, all the replacements I’ve tried have left me looking crazy; as in these videos, where I look orange and weird and my neck doesn’t match my face. I’m so irritated by this, but when I even consider finding a new loose powder from some other company, I get so overwhelmed with all the ridiculous choices that I give up and continue to use this crummy, poorly-matched pressed powder crap instead. Someone make this make sense to me please – why would any makeup company stop making loose powder? Is this one of those things that I don’t understand because I’m middle-aged, and really all the cool kids quit using loose powder decades ago and I’m just now finding out about it?
Ok, rant over. Here’s the wig.
And by the way, if you try to watch this video and you can’t do it, you are probably on some sort of mobile device that uses the latest Apple iOS update or Safari – there’s some glitch making these devices unable to play the vids. Apparently a new iOS update is coming soon that should fix the problem. In the meantime, you should be able to view the video using a computer.