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12 Days of Skincare for Men

12 Days of Skincare for Men
Who Want to Look Good this Season

Forego stress gifting your favorite man with crated fruit or novelty socks, and give him what he really wants to look his best–all with healthy benefits. MËNAJI’s advanced skincare collection is a practical luxury that will be valued.

For 12 consecutive days MËNAJI helps men navigate healthy skincare by selecting results-driven products that deliver not only during the holidays but beyond, making it easy to develop a good daily skincare regime.

This is MËNAJI’s sixth year in presenting this popular and fun holiday event. Starting on December 6, discover 12 days of MËNAJI exclusive offers for the season.

1st Day: December 6
Good Things Come in Threes

Buy 3 MËNAJI products for the price of 2.

2nd Day: December 7
Double Up

Today’s gift from MËNAJI is for customers to earn twice as many Rewards Points. Earn 20 points for every dollar spent. So a $50 purchase will earn 1,000 Reward Points, which can be redeemed for $10 off a future purchase.

3rd Day: December 8
Bulk Up

25% off any $75 purchase sitewide.

4th Day: December 9
Cover Up

Save 25% on all CONCEAL products, which include best-selling Hi-Def Anti-Shines and URBAN CAMOUFLAGE® CAMO Concealers.

5th Day: December 10
Two for One

BOGO Day! Buy one individual product and get one free. (Kits not included in this offer).

6th Day: December 11
Packaged Present

Great for The Outdoor Man—two sun protection winners—Power Hydrator PLUS Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30 and Lip Agent with SPF 15 both bundled in a GREGORY Bag for $42.

7th Day: December 12
Camera-Ready

Power Hydrator PLUS, Hi – Def Anti-Shine Powder, URBAN CAMOUFLAGE® CAMO Concealer and Liquid Powder Shine Eliminator in a special camouflage kit for $99, so you’re looking good 24-7.

8th Day: December 13
Travel Sampler

2 ClearShaves and 5 Lip Agents in an easy-to-pack GREGORY Bag for $25. Perfect for travel.

9th Day: December 14
Card Holders

Stocking stuffers take note: Save 20% on MËNAJI Gift Cards.

10th Day: December 15
On the Move

Gym Travel Kit: Face & Body Scrub, ClearShave 3-in-1 Formula and Lip Agent in a JAMIE Bag for $30. No need to gift wrap!

11th Day: December 16
The Little Things

Spend $75 and receive 10 Masque Pro Paks plus 10 Power Hydrator Pro Paks in a GREGORY Bag. Great for under the tree or in the stockings.

12th Day: December 17
Colorful Ending

Can’t make it to Cabo? Get a natural sun vacation look without harmful sun damage and save 25% on either Sunless Tan Anti-Shine or Power Hydrator PLUS Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30.

MËNAJI Partners with Barneys New York for a Pop-up Series of Emerging Luxury Brands

Men's Makeup in New York

MËNAJI featured in Barneys for a limited time where men can connect with innovative skincare products firsthand.

MËNAJI, the leading men’s skincare company, and Barneys New York announced that they are coming together for a rotating pop-up series in the Madison Avenue flagship store. The luxury specialty retailer will be featuring innovative brands in skincare, cosmetics and grooming.

“It’s a natural partnership considering MËNAJI is the first men’s skincare line to introduce the best, most cutting-edge products specific to a man’s needs while Barneys is the established luxury retailer known for featuring vanguard indie brands. We’ve been fortunate to be recognized by premium retailers who understand the strides MËNAJI has made in this niche industry,” says Pamela Viglielmo, President of MËNAJI Worldwide.

MËNAJI products will be available on the main floor Men’s space from November 19 to December 2. “Barneys New York customers are always looking for the latest in beauty and skincare,” said Jennifer Miles, Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Cosmetics, Barneys New York. “The beauty pop-up series at our Madison Avenue flagship give us the opportunity to showcase the newest up-and-coming brands and constantly satisfy the curiosity of our customers.”

Surrounding the excitement during the MËNAJI pop-up in Barneys, resident top makeup artists will be on hand to show men how to best apply MËNAJI undetectable hi DEF products. “They will educate consumers on how to enhance their appearance, whether they’re under a bright camera lighting or simply enjoying the lights of NYC!” Says Viglielmo.

Feng Chen Wang Selects MENAJI for New York Men’s Fashion Week

Fashion designer Feng Chen Wang thanks audience for attending her Feng Chen Wang Spring Summer 2019 collection runway show, in Industria Superstudio in New York City on July 10, 2018; during New York Fashion Week: Men's Spring Summer 2019.

Innovative designer blends traditional with modern twist, chooses iconic men’s grooming brand

MENAJI was back in NYC with top designer Feng Chen Wang at New York Men’s Fashion Week. Creators of the first grooming line to incorporate both healthy skincare and cosmetics for men (inclusive of the iconic Urban Camouflage® corrective concealer and Hi-Def HDPV pressed powder), MENAJI has been the #1 choice for male celebrities, models and athletes since 2000. Recently MENAJI attracted the attention of the UK-based Chinese designer Feng Chen Wang, who chose the top selling men’s skincare line for her bold and experimental SS’19 NYFW Men’s collection.

Ms. Wang’s show was billed as an “exploration in human connection.” As she continues to break new ground with bold, innovative design for technical and functional outerwear, MENAJI helped complete her dynamic vision. Colorful fabrics and futuristic accessories combined to create a visual sensation when worn by a broad spectrum of male models – a perfect fit for MENAJI’s all inclusive color palette. Feng Chen Wang’s recent collaboration with iconic male brands such as Levis, Converse, and NIKE (her models walked this show in cool over-the-top Converse sneakers) introduce a modern twist to classic male accessories to deliver a very wearable look.

Pamela Viglielmo, President of MENAJI, says, “MENAJI products delivered a simple, clean canvas which captured the essence of Feng Chen Wang’s energetic, modern fashion design. Her collection represents a man who is whole in mind and body, comfortable with self expression, and open to the future of men’s fashion. MENAJI’s broad color palette provides easy to wear men’s makeup in multiple shades, along with grooming and skincare products for today’s male to reveal his inner confidence.”

MENAJI ​is thrilled to work with ​great talent like Feng Chen Wang ​and is already looking forward to New York Men’s Fashion Week​ — ​Winter 2019. As men’s fashion events demand high definition products that deliver a natural look to a diverse audience, MENAJI will continue to help designers express their vision.

*Photo Credit: Shawn Punch

NIHL Selects MENAJI for Men’s Fashion Week NYC

mens makeup at fashion week

Risk-Taking Fashion Designer Bets on Iconic Men’s Grooming Brand

MENAJI, the creators of the best selling, iconic Urban Camouflage® corrective concealer along with Hi-Def pressed powders, has been used by professionals, actors, models and athletes alike since 2000. This season, the popular brand was chosen by Colorado-born designer and artist Neil Patrick Grotzinger whose men’s clothing brand NIHL appeared in his first groundbreaking show for New York Men’s Fashion Week. With proven healthy skincare and quick problem solving skintone true cosmetics that stand up to bright lights and extreme wear, MENAJI delivered what was needed to complete this designer’s vision.

NIHL, whose work explores men’s roles in society around fashion and infuses traditional separates with elements of couture craftsmanship, pushes boundaries and challenges males stereotypes. With complex textures combined with couture embroidery, it’s no surprise that a designer like NIHL wanted a statement-making, dramatic look to go with the bold fabrics, lines and colors.

Pamela Viglielmo, President of MENAJI, says, “MENAJI products capture the essence of NIHL’s modern style to represent a man who is comfortable in his own skin and isn’t afraid to take risks and question the rules. Neil’s “free of limitations” design allowed MENAJI to create the perfect canvas to show his bold expressive fashion. It was the perfect fit.”

With New York Fashion Week happening again in Winter, MENAJI looks forward to working with innovative top talent like NIHL. Whether pushing boundaries or staying within traditional gender lines to simply keep men looking their best, men’s grooming and make-up is more important than ever. As men’s fashion events and exciting runway shows demand high performance products that work to deliver the looks needed for a diverse audience, MËNAJI will be there!

Dapper Confidential Highlights MËNAJI’S Power Hydrator Plus

With Winter finally behind us, many look forward to traveling during the upcoming warmer months. So here are a few travel tips plus what’s included in a well-stocked travel dopp kit according to Dapper Confidential who polled male frequent fliers for their must have products and it just so happens MËNAJI made the list!  FYI, most of our products are TSA approved so you can even bring them in your carry on.

Did you know that you should wear sunscreen on the plane? Not only is the sun stronger and more direct at higher altitudes but the indoor lightning can cause faster aging too. Plus on-board air conditioning dries out the skin, so definitely pack a moisturizer. Our Tinted Moisturizer for Men – Power Hydrator Plus is TSA approved and checks all the boxes. It provides SPF 30 protection plus all-day moisture with a natural tint to even out skin tone.

To avoid looking tired after a long flight and minimal sleep, pack our popular 911 Eye Gel which instantly cools the eye area and reduces the appearance of fine lines and puffiness. Also in a TSA approved size, our oil-free natural eye gel refreshes like a mini-ice pack due to the formula’s unique combination of chamomile, aloe, eyebright, allantoin, and wheat protein.

Finally, while the rest of you needs hydration, don’t forget that dry air can cause chapped lips, so check out our Lip Balm Agent which delivers rich botanical moisture and contains an SPF 15. Protect, soothe and nourish your lips with our non-waxy formula enriched with vitamin E, sunflower, macadamia and jojoba oils.

And remember to drink plenty of water, get up and stretch your legs hourly, and go easy on the caffeine and alcohol. Happy travels and enjoy the article!

 

 

To Shine or Not to Shine: MENAJI Answers One of Men’s Biggest Grooming Problems

MENAJI Debuts Newest Product: Liquid Powder Shine Eliminator

MENAJI Advanced Men’s Skincare has solved yet another men’s grooming problem with their newest groundbreaking product, Liquid Powder Shine Eliminator (LPSE). Known best for their undetectable concealers and skin tone pressed powders for men, MENAJI has led the men’s grooming industry with pioneering products since 2000. With their latest product debut, now shiny skin can be completely eliminated from the head, face and body, without any dryness or flaking.

LPSE uses healthy ingredients specifically targeted to minimize redness, inflammation and oil production in men’s skin including Aloe Vera, Green Tea Leaf, Shea Butter, and natural Silica (which naturally absorbs moisture and reflects light). Meant to be used alone or under MËNAJI Urban Camouflage® concealers and HDPV Anti-Shine powders, LPSE absorbs excess oil and knocks out shine to deliver a soft, ultra matte finish without drying the skin.

Other key benefits include:

  • Refines Pores — minimizes the appearance of large pores
  • Long lasting, lightweight, concentrated cream
  • 100% transparent, undetectable finish
  • Perfect for all over useage – face, head, and body
  • Won’t clog pores, cake or create buildup
  • Smoothes appearance of fine lines
  • Can be used as primer under makeup or other products

MENAJI President Pamela Viglielmo says, “While men’s make up and grooming is now all the trend, we’ve never been about following trends – instead, we make products that deliver results and solve men’s skincare issues. We developed LPSE to solve a common appearance problem and help men achieve greater confidence with flawless, sweat free, non-shiny skin.”

Used by professionals on camera — think actors, athletes, on air TV talent — or just regular guys at the office. “It’s simple. When under pressure, Liquid Powder Shine Eliminator helps you appear calm in the face of stress. No need to let them see you sweat!”

Liquid Powder Shine Eliminator comes in a TSA approved 2 oz tube and retails in stores and online for $36. It is sure to become an essential part of every man’s grooming routine.

Customer/Professional Testimonials…

“The liquid powder shine eliminator is my go-to primer before I apply foundation, or concealer on men. So much of my job is about trying to put a stop to that excess shine that can show up on the red carpet or on photo shoots and this product provides such an amazing mattifying base to avoid that.”

-Simone Freund Grooming at EA/MGMT Los Angeles, top groomer to Hollywood actors and recording artists

“Thanks to my friends at MENAJI for their Liquid Powder Shine Eliminator for the SNYTV makeup room. No shiny foreheads here!”

-Alison Raffaele, NYC, groomer to top male athletes and models and newscasters

Not Just for the Bride: Grooming for the Groom

As seen in The NY Times

It’s not just brides who are focused on looking photo ready for weddings, with today’s grooms just as concerned about how they look on their big day with friends and family.  Coupled with hangovers and sleepless nights from bachelor parties and showers, guys now realize they need to put a bit of effort into looking good in photos, at events… and of course, in selfies.  Thanks to MËNAJI it couldn’t be any easier!

MENAJI’s HDPV Anti-Shine Powder was selected by the NY Times as a key grooming product for men who want to look camera-ready like the pros.  Easy-to- use with multiple healthy skin benefits, guys now can present a clean, natural look for any camera turned their way.

According to Pamela Viglielmo, President of MENAJI, “Guys need to step up their game if they want great wedding photos.  One of the easiest fixes is to knock out facial shine. Available in five shades, our Anti-Shine powders are simple to use and easily blend to match skin tone, helping minimize pore size and smooth rough skin — all important to taking a great looking image.  We’re thrilled to have been selected for the Style Section of The NY Times! ” 

Originally used by professional photographers and make-up artists, today HDPV Anti-Shine Powder is a must-have wedding essential. Undetectable even with flash photography, HDPV Anti-Shine Powder eliminates shine, and neutralizes redness and blemishes with a light touch in several shades.

Formulated with vitamins C and E the non-streak formula ensures a flawless look by  preventing flaking and locking in moisture.  Now there’s no reason not to have gorgeous wedding photos and for men to look their best — from the first dance to the last kiss.

VIEW NY TIMES ARTICLE

Tips for Men: How to choose the right shade?

Today, men understand that concealer, tinted moisturizer or powder/foundation can help them look better, .e.g. even out redness, lessen the appearance of imperfections. These products also can help you look more awake, healthy, refreshed and youthful. But if you can’t try the shades in person, how best to choose the right shade for your needs?

The answer is that often there is no single right shade. While your shade depends on your natural skin type, it also depends on what area you are looking to improve, the season, the lighting, time of day, and other factors.  So, to keep it simple, here are a few tips:

Start with a clean slate. First always use a simple cleanser followed by a moisturizer so the skin is prepped to absorb the tinted product.

If you are choosing between two shades, always go for the slightly darker shade. The lighter shade will only make you look older. Just be sure to apply with a light hand and blend really well, especially along the jawline. You can use your fingers, or a sponge to apply;  just remember less is more.

Check the undertone of your skin. When looking at your face, it is hard to see the true shade. So check the inside of your arm. Most people with ivory/beige skin will benefit from a tint with a yellow or olive shade – which adds color and life to the skin and counteracts redness. People with bronze/dark ebony skin should match their undertones more exactly. Because you may have several shades on your face, especially in your cheeks and jawline, you may need to blend two or more shades depending on the darkness of the undertone.

Celebrity make-up artist Barry White who is the go-to-groomer for the likes of LeBron James, and the singer Dave Matthews, explains, “When blending make-up, always come as close as you can to matching your complexion.  Sometimes, it may be best to go a half a shade lighter and then use a little bit darker shade and blend those two together. With the right products, this is easy to do.”

If you have very dark ebony skin, you may benefit from brightening (which is not the same as lightening). What this means is that after you apply the appropriate shade, you blend a lighter shade to the center of your face (from forehead, under eyes, cheeks and top of chin). Shades with an orange, golden base really help to brighten bronze/ebony skin. You can also use a slightly lighter shade powder in the center of your face.

Give it time to absorb. Wait a few minutes to let the product soak in and absorb any redness or discoloration. It will take a moment for your eye to adjust to your skin’s more neutral tone.

Go easy. As with fair to medium toned skin, go easy with the products, don’t use too much. Blonde men especially need to blend sparingly even if your skin is more medium.

Remember, choosing a shade takes time so try to experiment when you’re not in a rush or tired. Given the range of colors, finding your correct shade has never been easier. If you’re still unsure, send us a selfie for a consultation. We’re always happy to help!

Product recommendations:

Urban Camouflage® Camo Concealer

Power Hydrator PLUS Tinted Moisturizer

HDPV Anti-Shine Powder

NBA Veteran Rashad McCants Talks Grooming & Style

Rashad McCants and Ice Cube during Ice Cube’s Hollywood’s Walk of Fame honor on Monday, June 12, 2017.

Recently MENAJI had the privilege of sitting down with NBA veteran Rashad McCants – the #1 draft pick in Ice Cube’s BIG3 and former University of North Carolina Tarheel – as he exclusively revealed his favorite style shortcuts, easy 1-2-3 grooming and much more.

Guard Rashad McCants was selected by Trilogy (a team led by Kenyon Martin, Al Harrington and coach Rick Mahorn) with the No. 1 overall pick in the BIG3 draft. The BIG3 is a three-on-three league involving former NBA players. More than 70 players have signed up in hopes of playing for one of the eight teams in the league.

Q: Having come from a very athletic family (younger sister is a former WNBA star Rashanda McCants, and two cousins one, a Major League Baseball player Cameron Maybin an other, the former Canadian Football League player Jon Avery) –  how did that affect you growing up? Did you feel pressure to be an athlete?

A: As a family, we never considered ourselves an athletic family. We just had a competitive spirit growing up, which drove my sister and me to strive at the highest levels of competition.

Q: You have enjoyed a fascinating professional life.  Can you tell us about your basketball career?

A: I don’t think I can narrow down my whole career in a few sentences but I can say it has been one of the more interesting roller coaster rides anyone could possibly imagine. And all in all, I’m grateful for all that I’ve encountered – the good, the bad, and the ugly. It has shaped me into the man I am today.

Q: You have such diverse interests. How do you define your personal style?

A: I define my personal style by the music and idols that I’ve chosen growing up. From Tupac Shakur to Will Smith to Kobe Bryant to Allen Iverson. The list goes on and on but mainly I’m stuck in the era that raised me. Gives me my own personal style of mixed personalities.

Q: How does your skin care and grooming routine fit into your personal style?

A: Over the years I have had a difficult time treating my skin properly. With pimples and razor bumps it’s always been a mission to get clear skin that can match my clean style that I see for myself.

Q:  Given that athletes sweat and shower multiple times per day, have you had any specific grooming challenges?

A: My main grooming challenge has always been razor bumps, which leave my skin scarred and irritated.

Q: Which one of MENAJI products have you tried? Which are your favorites?

A: I have tried the facial masque, and the face and body scrub which have shown to produce major improvements in my skin like getting rid of the razor bump problem I’ve always had. This was right on time. (Gotta thank my team for introducing this to me!) 🙂

Q:   Finally, we understand music has a big part in your life.  How did you develop your love of music?

A: Music is my first love! It was Tupac and Michael Jackson who sparked my love of music. Watching their greatness emerge and surpass all entertainment was a true inspiration. And still sticks with me til this day.

Rashad is passionate about another cause too — local community involvement. He’s partnered with Per Diems Against Poverty to combat hunger with 100% of the proceeds supporting Feeding America and other charities that support many worthy causes.

Prior to the BIG3 kick off season, he visited the Boys & Girls Club of America in Brooklyn and hosted a basketball clinic and participated in Manhattan’s Pajama Program—such amazing organizations!

“I am inspired by Rashad’s passion and determination to give back to his community. We are thankful to Rashad for his giving heart and for continuing to look for ways to support families in need.” – Jennifer Barker, Executive Director & Co-founder of Per Diems Against Poverty (www.perdiemsagainstpoverty.org)

Rashad’s generous spirit echoes MENAJI’s commitment to giving back and helping others, and which is why we were thrilled to see him in action – looking confident on the court, on the street, and in his life.

About Rashad McCants

McCants was a standout player at North Carolina and led the university to the NCAA Championship before being selected in the first round of the 2005 NBA draft. He played for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings from 2005 to 2009. He has also played professionally in the D-League, and overseas in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The BIG3 league played on June 25 with the inaugural games held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Touring various locations around the country, the BIG3 will play in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on August 13th.