QUOTE(Christy @ Jun 21 2010, 06:57 PM)
you made her skin tone really uneven. it's TOO smooth, looks really fake.
the make up you tried to do is blurry, patchy so it makes it look even worse.
Her forehead looks plastic because you airbrushed it so much; same goes for her cheeks. The skin in between her eyes looks almost the same as it does in the original, so the over-editing you did on the rest of her skin is even more pronounced.
I don't think this girl is bad-looking, but you didn't retouch her properly, so you didn't really make her appear better. Search "retouch" in this subforum and you'll find some great examples to learn from (markmejia has done a lot of awesome ones
). YouTube also has good tutorials you can follow to improve your airbrushing skills.
Keep trying, and keep us updated on your progress!