Grooming Reviews for Mënaji
MËNAJI– "Skincare for the Confident Man"
Summary of MËNAJI Products: This bold skincare line embarks on the rough and sensitive terrain of Men’s grooming. Like most lines, Mënaji has products for face cleansing and moisturizing, but what makes them novel are their “correct” and “conceal” products formulated especially for men. Now some may just see those particular products in their line as "makeup" and automatically dismiss it. But let's keep it real– most male celebrities use a little (or a lot) of makeup when they're on television, in movies, and when going to events… so I can totally see the modern "metrosexual" man having a little "conceal and correct" in his "manbag" amongst all his other products. This skincare line is certainly aimed at men who also want a quick and easy fix to small imperfections (basically, you don't want to wait for that light spot to go away, you want to conceal it now). Overall the Mënaji products that were tested have a great application, leaving your skin re-vitalized and vibrant. However, all skin is not created equal so some products work better depending on the degree of oil your skin retains. But don’t fret! If you have drier skin just add a little oil pre/post to administering the application and you can maximize your results.
Below are individual reviews with the following information: 1.)Feel/Application 2.) Immediate Results 3.)Short-term/Long-term Results
Deep Cleansing Masque: 1.) The initial feeling yields a clean refreshing sensation 2.) This masque doesn’t leave your skin feeling in dire need of moisture, in fact, depending on the degree to which your skin retains oil– you may feel the need to cleanse your face again (Mënaji recommends using once to twice a week).
Camo: 1.) It glides onto the skin smoothly leaving no granular trail 2.) I have a "deep tan" "copper" or "medium bronze" type skin tone. And the rule of thumb is to go one shade lighter than your complexion when it comes to concealers. Mënaji gave us the bronze camo (aka: male concealer) which was much more beige or "dark vanilla" than bronze so for me the initial application was too light for my skin tone. In an effort to keep from embarrassment I added some oil to the application and that calmed down the brightness to make it more even to my skin tone. Though I had to tweak it to blend, it actually did a great job minimizing small imperfections 3.) Long-lasting, no need to re-apply.
Eye Gel: 1.) "Emulsion with integrity" – goes on the skin smoothly with a nice cooling effect 2.) Due to the cooling effect under your eye, you'll get an instinct to wipe it off because it feels like water is on your face… But DON’T! lol. 3.) It takes about 30 minutes to feel a slight tightness of skin under the eye which last for a couple hours. By that time you should be awake and the sleeping bags under your eye should disappear.