My washed out skintones always, always drive me crazy. In turn I've been trying to play around with color. Not really sure what this piece is turning into, I pretty much just played around with her for fun last night. I think I'm improving, albeit slowly. Any insight into how I could make her more colorful, improve the skintone, or make her 'pop' more at this stage would be very helpful/appreciated.
One big question, I keep hearing 'never use white for a highlight'. I never use white or black as a cardinal rule, but when I use a highly-saturated/light cyan or peachy yellow as a highlight -- it always shows up as near-white once I upload it anyway. Am I doing something wrong?
Edit: I added my reference photo just in case.