Personally, I've never heard anyone say E nānā pono ka maka. Most common is simply Nānā pono!
Agree- this is a bizarre sentence. We say "e nānā ka maka" and leave it at that
Why is "ka maka" a necessary part of the answer?
maka = 1. n. The eye; the organ of sight; aole e ike ka maka i kona pula iho, the eye does not see its own mote. Proverb. The face; the countenance; he maka no he maka, face to face.
Wow. Makakilo is an eyeball that weighs about two pounds.
I'm not even sure what "look well" is supposed to mean? Like look closely or carefully or...is that the idea?