If you think the person that did this retouching work is a hack, then I suggest you take the image on the right and try to make it like the image on the left, which is EXACTLY the image that Lancome paid a fortune to Julia, the hair and makeup person, the photographer and the retoucher for. IT is exactly the image they wanted to portray and promote their company.
Your approval I doubt, hardly entered their minds at the time they released this picture to the world.
With the people on the set that day which was probably between ten and twenty would include, photographer and a few assistants, people from Lancome, people from Lancome advertising agency, art director, set director, PR people, clothing people, hairdresser, makeup person, nail person, Julia's assistants, craft services (catering)and a few hangers on. The production would have started around 9 in the morning, with Julia arriving at 10, and shooting maybe 2 hours later. With wardrobe and makeup changes depending on what the art director has set up would last to maybe 4 in the afternoon with intermittent shots taken between wardrobe and setups. Maybe longer.
The camera would have been tethered to a computer with the art director and Lancome people monitoring each shot and the photographer conferring with them after every few shots.
After the day is done the art director and the photographer would work on post production which would include retouching and a number of approvals and changes all they way up the food chain of Lancome.
In all probably about a $100,000 dollar day not counting Julia's millions of dollars paid as the face of Lancome for the term of her contract.
As I said previously, these magazines are selling fantasy. Harlequin romances sell in the millions not for their true grit of human life but for fantasy and escapism. Fashion is no different.