When the face is up close, the camera will show every small imperfection. All the things we don’t see in real life, like discoloration or dry skin patches, will be there in the spotlight, distracting the viewer’s eye from the essence - beauty. The texture and colors of the human body are never even. It requires a skill to create a seamless appearance without the blurry or plastic look. Good retouch is all about the details - skin textures, shadings, highlights, and colors. Every portrait can use a bit of retouch. At the same time, not every photographer is willing to spend time on post-production. That’s where a professional retoucher is a help. Splitting work is the perfect way to provide the best results in minimum time.
Photos provided by other artists, my edits, and post-production.