If you follow me and my pursuits, you’ve probably gathered that I’m a hiker and outdoors lover.  This means two things: I don’t have much time or inkling for heavy make-up, and yet, my sun-kissed southern California skin has been clamoring for some camouflage.  As for make-up foundations, I still resort to my big sister’s bag of tricks to primp me for special occasions and gala events.

And so I was intrigued and interested when offered to try Lancôme’s new serum, DreamTone, as a free trial. Part of the deal is that they dare you to snap a “bare selfie” and share it with the world.  Well, I don’t even do many selfies, but most photos of me are usually bare…hey, not like THAT.  So, I’m doing a “before” and “after” selfie on here.  I’ll do my best to maintain the same lighting conditions for each shot. I’m excited about trying out this luxe product.


It’s kind of made for women like me, actually.  It goes on ridiculously smoothly, like light silk, which I like because it doesn’t pull on my skin when I’m applying it.  I’ve only had mine for a few days now, but I already like how it feels on the delicate skin of my face.

What is it?  It’s a customized skin tone correcting serum, and it promises to “school” the more overly sun-loved areas of my skin that have, ummm, shall we say, large freckles? I chose medium tone, and I’m eager to see the difference in my bare skin in just a few weeks. I’m a mascara and lip gloss gal, but I like a “clean” look when I go out and prefer not to wear foundation or powder.  So I’m thinking Lancome can solve this “natural girl” dilemma for me!

Here is my #bareselfie after just two days of using Lancôme DreamTone:


Me, after only a few days applying DreamTone.

I’m suuper glad I was invited to try out this product, as I’m not normally up on new advances and may have missed out altogether, thinking DreamTone may have been a cover-up.  The serum has a pearly light tan appearance to it, but it goes on clear.  The way it feels on my skin is like instant hydration, and it makes me want to apply it several times a day – but I’m sticking with twice a day.

I shall update this post with another bare selfie in a couple weeks.  So come back and see!

< Insert “after” photo here> ;)

In the meantime, I’ll be hiking, working, food-ing, sailing and generally enjoying the glorious sunny winter weather in San Diego.  Yes, I’m gloating. :)


Hiking and birding in New Zealand

I received a complimentary sample of Lancôme DreamTone to review.  The opinions shared here are mine.

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Debra Cincioni March 16, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Love this! Im going to try that product too!


Gina "SuuperG" Stark March 22, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Let me know how you love it, Debra!


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