Thanks guys for your insight!
The truth is that I have remotely no clue of what a "standard" or desirable retouch is... sometimes I see wax/plastic skin being regarded as EXCELLENT, sometimes I see works from good retouchers that are not that different from this image and again, everything is great, perfect...
So, where do we draw the line? I guess just like everything, it's a matter of taste (
Yeah you're right, i saw some horrible wax and plastic work here in the forums and the comments where like "great - fantastic". Keep it natural, perfect skin is important, but don't use too much blur. Keep it simple, don't change the image too much. Your image is too dark in the lower area, color is wrong - no natural skin color.