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I used a new layer and changed the brush color to #4e3127 to paint some darker hairs in the middle of the eyebrows:
I made a new layer and used a hard brush with the color #0f0e0d to paint the eyelashes. Remember to make the lower eyelid shorter and more sparse, especially at the inner edges:
Since this step we'll working on the lips. Make a new layer under the lips one, use a soft brush with the color #664a40 to paint the shadow under the lower lip and at the lips corners, remember to make the shadow part under the lowest point darkest:
Make a new layer and use a dark color for the brush (#4c1d1d) to paint the shade between two lips. I've found it's very important to show the face expression. Make it darker , sharper and smaller at the corners of the lips:
I created a new layer, changed its mode to Multiply and used the same brush to darken the shade more. Now you can see some of the teeth inside the mouth:
I used a new layer and a hard brush with the color #f2dcd3 to paint the lips texture, especially around the lips shade, remember to lower its size to 7-10 px:
On a new layer, use the same brush to create some highlight, gloss on and around the lips, especially at the lower lip corner to make them more realistic:
It's time to take care of the nose. Make a new layer above the nose one and use a soft brush with the color #88584b , the opacity and flow about 30-35% to paint around the nose:
I used a soft brush with the color #c99e80 to fix some errors of the nose sides and around the nostril:
I used a soft brush with the color #cbac96 to brighten the sides of the philtrum. Change this layer mode to Soft Light 100%:
On a new layer, use a soft brush with the color #f2dcd3 to brighten the nose bridge a little:
In this step we'll create the body. Make a new layer under the head base one. Use a hard brush with the color #c99e80 to paint a body shape of the neck and shoulder. The neck width should be smaller than the width between two jaws.
Create a new layer and use a soft brush with the color #736e62 for shading. We won't do many details on the body as it will be mostly covered by the hair and dress.
On a new layer, use a brush with the color #795642 to create the details on the neck, shoulder and shadow of the head on the neck:
I used a soft brush with the color #e2b190 to make the bones in the front more visible:
Make a new layer above all of the layers. Use a hard brush with the color #ae845f to paint the base of the dress:
Create a new layer with Clipping Mask, change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray:
Take the Dodge and Burn Tool (O) with Midtones Range, Exposure about 20-35% to create the details on the dress. You can see how I did it with Normal mode and the result with Overlay mode:
Drag the flora pattern above the model and change the mode to Multiply 20%: