Re: First indirect method attempt
Be careful with the layering effect on the tone. At her right eye (left on image) the eye pit depression from the nose lost some of value contrast to the rest of image in that last layer of yours. It is still ok but if your layering continues to degrade the value contrast you might need to do an adjustment layer to avoid flattening the image
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