Dries VERY QUICKLY! You must follow directions and exfoliate first for best results, also a mitt or dry washcloth comes in handy when applying it. Spray on then immediately wipe over to apply evenly. I had a niece that got married in October and ordered a can of each for the bride and bridesmaids, it was a great hit! Very nice color on each of the girls no matter what their complexion. You can't beat the price here either!