I like the second attempt a little more than the first.
Just keep experimenting. The reason I gave you the advice I did is so that you would mess around with the sliders and hopefully in the process find something that appeals to you.
This may not be the case with you, but every time I make a new character, my end result almost always resembles my other characters. lol Whether it's in the eyes, facial shape, etc. It's difficult for me to make something original that I can be satisfied with.
Anyway, you still have 4 days left. I'm sure you'll find the perf