This is my first try with a body bronzer so I can't speak to whether this is better than anything else out there but it appears to be a good product for me to try out based on the overall good reviews.
It did apply nicely and provided a nice glowy color to my lower legs -- but I had to blend it in really, really well due to my pastey white legs. Also, when I first squirted it out of the bottle it had separated, so that was kind of annoying.
It is not transfer-free in any sense of the word but that actually worked in my favor and allowed me to blend it more evenly after it "dried." It gave a nice glow even to my never-see-the-light legs. Despite its intense, glittery, pinky-brown-orangey illumination glow when I played with it in my fingers first, it settled down into a beautiful glow when applied and I was pretty happy with it before I left for work. But "tan" it is not, more illuminating glow than anything, but still provided a nice-mostly-natural-looking-oomph to my legs.
Be warned, it washes off with WATER. I rinsed my hands off after application with nothing but water and it came right off to reveal a completely clean hand. I wore it on a warmer day and it burst into splotchy patches the first chance it got. I even used a setting powder, just in case. If I dragged my finger along where I applied it (several hours after application) my finger had a sheen of product on it. Even after it was dry it transfer lightly to my shorts. I don't know, alot of ladies seem to love this product, but to me it's just a messy fuss to deal with that isn't worth it. I'd rather mess around with a self tanner over this stuff because it won't transfer and lasts longer than a few hours even if the color isn't this nice glow.
I'm glad this was only a deluxe sample free with purchase because I would have returned anything I had paid for with my own money.