I'd read a lot of mixed reviews for this product so I didn't know what to expect. I shaved and moisturized before I used this product. It sprays out as a colorless super fine mist. It didn't feel like it was setting on my skin at all so I was worried about it not working. It smells really good, like cologne. It is not at all sticky. It dried super quick and didn't leave any residue on my sheets or clothing. The next morning I was pleasantly satisfied! It definitely worked. I had a very subtle tan. Definitely orange based. My skin felt soft and moisturized. The tan was super concentrated on my feet, but I definitely needed a few more applications on my legs. Its definitely meant to be used gradually. You must apply it quickly and fluidly. I applied it again the next two nights after showering & moisturizing and I had a beautiful tan. I love this tanner! It smells good, it's not sticky, it dries who quickly, and it works well. I'll definitely be using it from now on!