The green eye-shadow and shot set-up are well done. I feel her face is severely, unnecessarily overedited. I'd like to see an original of this shot, because I don't really see any reason why her face would have to be smoothed out so meticulously. It's at a point where it doesn't really look like a photo anymore.
I agree on removing blemishes and imperfections that shouldn't be there. I don't feel it's right to remove natural spots and skin texture from someone's face.
This is just my feeling on the matter. I prefer a natural, realistic representation of a person when viewing portraits. If this look you have here is what you prefer, then that is certainly your prerogative as an artist.
she has a clean face and no spots either and if you dont cant see the skin texture in the full view at the photo its your problem, get att better screen and calibrate it. I dont used smooth-tools for the photo only things to get the texture sharper. I prefer the realistic photo. our interpretations of what is realistic is different. thanks for the comment