We all know how hard it is to stick to our new year’s resolutions. Studies have shown that the average New Year’s resolution is broken by 12th January and here at MMUK MAN, we’re not about to jump on your back for suffering a little setback. Instead, we’ve put together five easy to conquer new year’s men’s makeup and grooming resolutions that every guy should make, in order to give his bathroom game and beyond true lift off. By implementing these simple steps into your daily male grooming routine, you are giving yourself the chance to not just achieve a champion complexion, but transform your confidence in the process. These resolutions may seem insignificant, but stacked up together, they’ll provide a formidable punch, to help you finally achieve your grooming goals.

Invest In A Good Men’s Concealer

First up, if you haven’t already, you need to invest In a high quality Concealer For Men. Men’s concealer offers ultimate versatility to men who suffer with a wide range of facial imperfections. Our highest recommendation comes in the form of a concealer stick, such as Recipe For Men’s Concealer, MMUK MAN’s Concealer Stick, or, for the ultimate touch of luxury 4VOO’s Confidence Corrector. We believe by 2018, a concealer stick for men will be a staple part of any man’s bathroom armory, but why wait? Banish all manner of skin problems including blemishes, spots, scars, wrinkles and more with one of these little game changers. If you’re totally new to the world of concealer, picking your shade and blending it in is actually a lot easier than you may think. With our unique colour matching service, you can discover the right tone and product for you in as little as five minutes. A couple of practices will make perfect and you’ll soon be looking HD ready, with the use of this form of makeup for men product.

Know Your Shade of Makeup

Another absolute must is getting your makeup shade spot on. The number of guys who get their skin tone slightly off is staggering and whilst most can get away with it with a little blending, cutting simple mistakes out like this will stand you in much better stead. If you’re unsure of your skin tone on our palette, feel free to e-mail us in a photograph of yourself, or of the back of your hand and we’ll do the rest, in advising what colour is completely right for you. Often guys complain that their products tend to look too orange or cake up throughout the day, one of the reasons for this is dealing with the wrong shades that fall away from your face throughout the day, get to grips with your right colour now and you’ll never have to worry again.

Know Your Skin Type

Next, it’s important to know your skin type. If you have oily skin, stick to men’s makeup products that are either oil free and look for the key word ‘matte’. Matte products guarantee a shine free finish and ensure that your makeup wear remains completely natural all day long. MMUK MAN’s Mineral Matte Foundation is a great place to start, if you have this skin type, but if you have dry skin, then look at liquid based or cream based products, to really blanket your skin in moisture. For combination or normal to dry skin types, cream based products normally do the trick, but before applying makeup, be sure to pick a good quality daily moisturiser, to start your male grooming routine off just right.

Never Sleep In Men’s Makeup

It’s vital to remove your makeup at the end of your day. We know how tempting it is to veg out on the sofa and peacefully drift into sleep, but leaving product on your face throughout the night really inhibits your skin’s ability to breathe and naturally cleanse itself of dead skin cells and debris. Prolonged makeup wear overnight will eventually lead to clogged pores and more blemishes arising in the future, so remember to remove every drop of makeup and invest in a good men’s makeup remover .

Male Cosmetics Have Sell By Dates Too

Remember also, to always check your cosmetics sell by dates and if you have any that are expired throw them out immediately. Products past their expiration dates can become harmful to the skin with continued use and you’ll also notice a huge drop in performance, as the textures and consistencies of products change and can even sometimes clog, making application virtually impossible.

With these five steps in the right direction propelling your men’s makeup game forward, you’ll soon be cutting it like a pro, as an enhanced complexion draws further towards your grasp. Next week, we’ll be looking at five more improvements you can make to your male cosmetics routine this January, as we seek to give men the knowledge needed to master a confidence boosting complexion. For now guys, from all the team here, Happy New Year!