(Failed) Pastel Portrait

So...more work with pastels. I haven't really done much with the flesh in color so I decided to try a portrait. I definately struggled with this one...I have a hard enough time with darker skin tones just with paint and pastel was no better. I feel that I spent so much time trying to get the colors just right that I lost the freshness effect of the pastel. I'm not sure if I want to try to work on this more or just pass it off as a one time thing and a lesson learned.