Video Wig Review: Glitterati by Raquel Welch in SS12/22

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.

22 thoughts on “Video Wig Review: Glitterati by Raquel Welch in SS12/22

  1. That wig looks EPIC on you. E.P.I.C.!!!!! It’s amazingly natural and incredibly flattering. I’m jelly! Yes. I’m jealous of how beautiful that wig looks on you! You. Rock. It!

  2. I actually really like that you play with the hair a lot. It shows me how it moves and handles, and that’s huge when it comes to picking a wig that looks natural (or not, depending on what you’re looking for). I always mess with hair that gets in my face, drives me a bit crazy, and so I can get a good idea of whether I will like the wig when you mess with it. 🙂

  3. Love this color on you!! This looks like a fantastic wig. It’s going on my list to try. 🙂 Thanks for the review!

  4. Re: loose translucent face powder… I subscribe to Dominique Sachse, a newscaster from Texas, on YouTube for beauty product suggestions. I have heard her talk about translucent powder so maybe you could check her out for what she uses. I have wanted to try RW SS Cappuccino so thanks for showing. Beautiful on you!

    • LOL she’s from Houston, which is where I live! That’s funny you mention her; just the other day I saw her pop up on YouTube talking about makeup and I was confused as to why since she’s a newscaster and all…guess it’s something she does for real. She’s always looks great so I will check her out! Thanks – I am so irritated with MAC over this one but I gotta do something at this point!

  5. Pretty wig (and lady, of course)! On the makeup rant, I’ve recently switched over to CoverFX. Have you ever tried it? Great coverage, awesome shades, and looks like they even have loose powder. They carry it at Sephora if you want to check it out.

  6. It really looks ravishing on you! And the color suits you very very good – color appears similar to the Soft & Subtle which was very flattering on you. I need a Glitterati now. And I can recommend Bare Minerals powder 🙂

  7. I remember seeing this one and thinking how pretty it was. It looks great on you and I agree about liking the flatter top wigs liking and IMO they do look better on you. Love the color!

    As for powder… if you want a translucent setting powder, I love and use the Silk Naturals Regular formula Tinted and the Untinted Blur powder (I’m much more fair skin toned than you though, so I’d say the Tinted would be best for you). It’s all natural, cruelty free, works great and is only $12 for the full size or 1.25 for a good size sample.
    They’re a smaller green beauty brand, but honestly, I love this stuff for my dry skin. I make sure to exfoliate really gently on a regular basis, moisturize with a good organic face oil then set with this powder and several mists of an organic rose hydrosol. Works great 🙂

    http://www.silknaturals.com/store/index.php/blur-tinted-finishing-powder.html

    BTW, for some reason I never get notifications of responses even when I check the box. I just try to check for any when I’m reading your new posts. xo -Rachel

    • I think there’s some setting that has to be right – WordPress has always had wonky post notifications, really random. Sometimes you get them and then all of a sudden you stop and never know why.

  8. Very pretty on you!! Plus you figure as the ends frizz with those layers, you could just trim it.
    I’ve always thought it odd when wig reviewers show those cards. LOL Not that it bothers me! Not complaining but I mean if the name is listed underneath the video and you mention it several times, not sure the point. Anyway….another loose powder idea for you…Laura Mercier does really nice ones. Expensive but last forever as you only need a little bit.
    http://www.amazon.com/Loose-Setting-Powder-Translucent-Mercier/dp/B00062ADKO/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1460481120&sr=8-1&keywords=laura+mercier+powder

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