I've been shooting for a while now and learning my way through post processing. I really would love to have my photos come out with the look from the photo above. Can anyone point me in the direction to develop this style? I don't know too much about the specific techniques but I want to mirror my portraits in the post processing stage to reflect the smooth and glowing skin detail.
Beyond the makeup and lighting, you can enhance the skin 'glow' effect in post-processing by using a mask on the skin and apply a Gaussian blur. The mask should avoid lips, eyes, and nostrils. Gaussian blur is typically much easier than using 'healing brushes' to fix most skin imperfections, by the way.
Don't use too large of a radius on the blur, or else the above-mentioned "plastic" effect will become evident.