For once, we dedicate our article today to a topic that many still find out of date: makeup for men. And precisely, we were at the heart of what the spirit of tomorrow’s times portends. An unmistakable sign: more and more “forerunners” are learning about male makeup… and brands are supporting this movement. In the image of Men MMUK now offers a wide range of 100% male enhancement products.
Often acclaimed by men’s magazines such as GQ, Esquire and Men’s Health, the MMUK Man range has designed a large, constantly updated number of quality cosmetics in understated packaging, meeting all expectations. Created under the aegis of Alex Dalley, its co-founder, the English brand already has its own botanical care for the face, in order to offer a complete care routine, which includes professional care and makeup.
MMUK… It stands for Man Make-Up UK. Whether you are looking for a foundation with subtle coverage properties or a BB cream for men without the risk of pearly reflections, for example to cover slight imperfections, a concealer stick to hide these unsightly redness, or even products to maintain that beautiful tan after the holidays, or to enhance your appearance? Surely you will not find another brand of makeup for men that will allow you to better help you achieve all your cosmetic goals combined. This is the strength of MMUK Man!
Among the best sellers of MMUK are the Beard and Eyebrow Filler Eyebrow and Beard Corrector designed to redensify hair with a lack of pigmentation or in scarce areas, both for the beard and for the eyebrows. Presented in a small matte black case, it is available in 3 colours: brown, chestnut or black. This concealer powder is easy to apply, either with your fingers or with an angled brush for a more even, precise and therefore natural finish. Your beauty can be only about these few details…
For the beard, it is common to see small holes or slower growing hairs in certain localized areas. This box is wisely designed to respond to this problem that we sometimes try to correct with an eye pencil like kohl that is more difficult to use, both because of the ideal color, which is difficult to find, and because of the fineness of its tip. . However, in this case, we draw «hatches» or small dots to «fill in» the sparse part, which we will blur with the hairs with a fine brushing of the beard. Eye pencil or powder concealer, now you have the choice anyway!
The other use of this 2 in 1 Beard Filler Concealer MMUK Man refers Eyebrows. An eye pencil can’t this time, clearly not helping you redensify them because their pigmentation would obviously be too thick. At least in men. The eyebrows are usually lighter in color than the beard. To be fair, the hairs are finer and precisely shorter. But to sublimate the look, give it more depth and give it «a frame» that will give the face more expression, professional makeup artists usually like to redraw the eyebrows and thicken them. How to do it at home? Taking a little compact material from the Beard Filler with a fine angled brush and tracing the eyebrows without pressing, with small light movements. You will have previously brushed your eyebrows in the direction of hair growth with the used toothbrush. Use the brush to connect the 3 points that define the eyebrow: the starting point, the curve of the arc and the outer tip. The line must be accurate for a net result.
Highly anticipated when it was launched, the Blemish Balm Cream anti-blemish balm provides an ideal base. MMUK Men’s BB Cream is available in 5 shades to best match all skin tones. It is the ally of men looking for natural results. Tinted moisturizers are often considered, along with concealer, as the first «accessories» to learning about men’s makeup. Some would even say that they are just standardized beautification products. If some use it as a moisturizing and unifying multi-purpose balmskin, others use it as a base before a more covering makeup base. If you simply want to enhance your complexion, unify it while hiding some redness, you can use it alone. Do not forget to remove it with a cleansing milk or micellar water at the end of the day, but if the light and moisturizing texture could suggest that this step is not necessary. The advantage of MMUK Man BB Cream? Contains mattifying agents that control excess sebum, as well as anti-aging active ingredients (Age Defense). Easy to use, you can apply it with your fingers, a brush or a makeup sponge (BeautyBlender type). As the texture is quite light, the result will be natural and imperceptible. As long as you don’t overdo it, of course!
As for concealers, the MMUK Man brand is not far behind, with a selection of 3 products for men for all needs and tastes: a compact stick concealer (5 colours), a liquid concealer and a concealer (4 colors to choose from) . and the trio case (5 different trios of 3 tones).
If the use of the concealer is mainly dedicated to camouflaging dark circles, it is also an ideal complement to cover small skin imperfections in a localized way and achieve a perfect complexion.
the stick model is by far the easiest to understand. The pigmentation is quite suitable for men. Simply apply the stick by depositing a few points under the eyes and melt the material by tapping with your index finger. Better, and more hygienic, take a little material with your finger directly on the stick with your index finger and apply it on the area of the dark circles without rubbing. Repeat until the affected area is covered. The advantage of this MMUK Man product? The creamy texture of the product transforms into a mist of camouflage powder when it dries. The rendering is only more natural. Just be careful to go a little lighter than your skin tone, so as not to cake and dull this area. Without a doubt, a great discovery for this professional quality concealer.
correction fluid concealerMMUK Man will interest the most skilled and perhaps already comfortable with male makeup. It is applied with the foam tipped applicator brush (supplied and integrated into the screw cap). All you have to do is place a few dots (or draw small shadings) in the dark circles area, then smooth it out so that it blends into the skin. And this last step is the most delicate. If your fingers can achieve a beautiful result, it is undeniable that the use of a suitable brush will ensure a much more natural result. The difficulty lies in the uniformity of the material because it must be diffused over dark circles and signs of fatigue, but avoiding “stretching” the material too much. Without large movements that «move» the material. It is necessary to intervene with small touches: diffusion with a brush, tap with fingers or sponge (narrower side). Finally, for redness around the nose or forehead, you can also use it locally, in the same way.
Are you hesitating to choose the ideal color? Which one will best suit your skin? Well, here’s the trio. concealer that will help you… you hardly have to choose: the trio of concealers. It is a case that incorporates 3 complementary shades. And there are 5 trios available: from “cooler” tones to “warmer” tones.
Thanks to this versatility of shades and extra-natural pigmentation, it is easier to find the right balance for the desired result. Just be careful not to go straight to the warmer tones. This is the main stumbling block of this wide choice. A concealer that is too dark will tend to accentuate them, rather than hide them. As a general rule, in order, apply your foundation and then your concealer.
In the dressing room of the man who puts on makeup, we often find a BB cream or a makeup base. Presented here in a liquid version to unify the complexion, it is a fluid and naturally covering texture that MMUK Man offers. Thanks to the 5 colors to choose from, it allows you to choose the ideal degree that best suits your skin. Choose the medium shade lighter than your natural skin tone if you are hesitating between two colors. Here there is no risk of finding pearly reflections, it is a 100% masculine product! It is non-comedogenic and will easily adapt to the largest number. The bottle lasts approximately 3 months with moderate daily use. Enriched with vitamin E and aloe vera, it is often hailed by the men’s specialist press as the first choice for foundation, and even voted the best makeup product in the world by Men’s Health magazine in September 2012! Its application is basic, acting by diffusion from the inside of the face to the outside.
If the foundation unifies the complexion, the powder intervenes right after to matify. Several initiatives in MMUK Man should be noted:
- A tinted compact powder with a translucent finish that offers the possibility of a very light finish. Thanks to the 3 shades of powder on offer, it’s easy to get the desired result. Unlike loose powder, which is more volatile, pressed powder helps make this stage of makeup accessible for men.
- A transparent anti-shine powder , which also contributes to a very natural effect since it does not provide colored pigmentation, with the risk of irregular diffusion. This is your main asset. Regulates the brightness of the epidermis and rebalances the harmonious balance of your skin, without possible application error. The must for an elegant result.
- based on mineral powder makeup . For men who do not want to venture into the use of a liquid foundation, it is quite possible to go directly from the stage of moisturizing the skin (which should not be hidden before makeup) to that of powders. After applying your moisturizer, wait a few minutes, when brushing your teeth for example, to apply this MMUK man mineral powder foundation. Presented in its matte black box, and incorporating a puff (flat sponge) and a mirror, it is enough to cover the entire face to “warm up” the complexion, correct excess sebum and show a natural effect of healthy shine. Ideally, replace the puff with a wide brush for a more «airy» diffusion of the powder.
- to suntan powder, available in 2 shades: 300 and 500. We dare to say that this is THE big trend of the moment… for men. It is mainly intended to provide a «touch» of sun to show a natural tan, which allows to recreate the conditions for a beautiful tan, without UV rays! For this type of product, to be used last, it is essential to understand that it does not have the same objective as a mattifying powder described above. With these bronzing powders, the idea is to act by means of small «caresses» with the brush on the areas where the sun falls naturally on the face. Therefore, we do not sweep the entire face but only the bridge of the nose, the roundness of the forehead and the cheekbones. That’s it ! We simply touch the face with a wide brush, kabuki type or blush brush, without adding too much stuff. If necessary, tap your brush to remove excess material if you find you’ve taken too much. The habit is taken quickly and this gesture will become easy after a few tries.
For the eye contour, in addition to the correctors mentioned above, the range includes a mascara for men, Brow Fixx, for eyebrows. Available in brown, chestnut or transparent, it’s a matter of style! If you use it carefully, using the integrated mascara brush, it will lengthen, densify and better discipline your eyebrows, while giving them a better visual shine.
We cannot complete this extensive MMUK Man catalog without addressing the skin protection offered by the British brand:
- the chamomile , red clover, elderberry and white willow bark extracts. It is a gel with undeniable phytotherapeutic properties that will resonate favorably with all men who have sensitive and/or blemish-prone skin. Chamomile offers a calming and anti-inflammatory action, which relieves skin irritations of all kinds.
- L’ Mint and Green Tea Scrub . This natural and gentle exfoliant allows you to effectively unclog pores and refine skin texture to ensure radiance and clarity. You can use it once a week because it does not attack or dry out the epidermis, like a traditional grain scrub. If you have reactive or acne-prone skin, this treatment is a quality option, which allows a noticeable result quickly.
- the alcohol-free tonic lotion is packed with active botanicals that go beyond basic floral waters: the combination of Aloe, Chamomile, Green Tea and Cucumber will rebalance the pH of your epidermis while revitalizing tired skin. If you use the cleansing gel at night, it is interesting to use this toner in the morning, instead of the cleanser. This can be used once a day.
- the Mango and Shea Butter Moisturizer . It is essential. Its unique composition gives this daily care a velvety texture! It is suitable for all skin types, even the driest.
- For very reactive and sensitive skin, the Line Complex Botanical Anti-Redness Cream comes to perfect your current routine, with no more restriction than applying it. It is a fairly rare cosmetic to find for men to highlight their existence. A true tailor-made treatment dedicated to reactive and sensitive skin.
- For mature skin or men looking for specific anti-aging care, take into account eye contour cream , offered in its elegant black and transparent bottle. Beyond its antioxidant and moisturizing properties, this cream offers an immediate tightening effect. This allows for both short-term and long-term benefits. Prefer an application in the morning, instead of at night, at the risk of increasing the bags under the eyes when waking up and in the long term.
- In addition, the anti-aging serum with firming virtues, fights against the visible signs of time, such as wrinkles, expression lines and the weakening of the skin’s elasticity and tone. After cleansing your face, apply a few drops to your forehead, chin, and cheekbones. Work the serum with small circular massages until the perfect penetration of the product. A smoothing and lifting effect will be noticeable quickly, without being unpleasant. It ends with the moisturizing mango cream for the hydration of the superficial layers of the epidermis.
The entire MMUK Man range is available in France on the DH Cosmetics e-shop.