I think I tend to go for a more realistic look. Nose not super skinny and lips not super huge nor super tiny. But yeh I wanted a pale goth Castanic but couldn't get that face/adornments how I wanted it plus didn't like the eyes all that much. Oh well :P
So far my favorite on here that isn't mine (obviously) is Zatsuza's
Oddly enough, I have always gone for the more realistic "pretty" look when designing characters. My Original CBT Sorc didn't have that face/makeup at all. My BF encouraged me to try it when I was making my final decisions and it kind of grew on me, dunno why.
My favorite so far is MANA. Great great looking character!