Appretiate ur words golden R =)
Yup, the colour difference between the different body parts is personally the most annoying issue, but then we’ve also have “to deal” with the wrong WB, the visual sizing of hands (and seem too close to the body), the very unforgiving shadows (look between her legs, Jesus!!), a good reason to make passarelles light reflectance and slippery, the obnoxious BG and last but not least the attire and accessories. Anyway fashion’s not my cup of tea unless adressed by people like Arnold who knows how to squeeze it / subvert it
Going OT, sorry. In my view Aurelien achieved an almost perfectly balanced base from where start grading; if you for instance look at my version is more “even” and HL respecting but way less appealing and natural looking.
I think it is worth noting that (at least as I experience it) it seems fashion photography freely uses its own documenting medium to express itself (bit tautologic I guess), tweaking, tonning, shading, blasting, subduing, removing, adding, replacing the image’s palette… which can become a contrived fashion / tendency by itself but I can understand how it can also be very rewarding =)
A posiible solution