This question isn't for me,
persay, but for my fiance. He gets red cheeks really easily (I don't think I
have a photo without them there). Is there anything we can do to tone them down?
I think I've made him paranoid with all my make-up attempts for our wedding day!
He's fair skinned, blond, and blue-eyed if that helps. Thanks!
Jane, thanks for such a great question! I have covered pimples, sunburn and even added a little bronzer to my grooms. I even ambushed a Father of the bride and trimmed his unruly eye brows (Bride and Mother were ecstatic!). However, it ultimately depends on how comfortable the guy is with grooming. I would tell him that every man on TV (including the big bulky sports guys) have on makeup to look good on camera. I have applied foundation, concealer and bronzer on very masculine models. There is nothing weird about it, but if your man feels uncomfortable than let him be, respect his opinion because it isn't a big deal. I have seen many handsome grooms with pink cheeks and it just part of their charm. Being perfect doesn't make for good photographs. Focus on being in the moment and connecting with your man and family. That is what makes good photos and good times. If he is up for a little "smoothing out" it then I suggest the following.
Tinted moisturizer applied from under his eyes down toward the beard line. This will even out skin tone slightly and also disappear into the skin, so there is no sign of makeup. Make sure he is freshly shaved and lightly apply with your fingers. You can then set this with a little translucent powder use a sponge and apply a little over his cheeks and T-Zone area which will also eliminate shine. I love Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer because it comes in a varitey of tones for a perfect match and contains SPF 20. There are many other great brands as well, but check out the label carefully to be certain that there the product contains no illumination or shimmer. That could be bad 🙂
An awful lot of fair skinned people flush easily. I always tell them that the benefit is that they can save a lot of money on blush and they never look pasty!!! Best of luck to you and your healthy looking groom!