The instructions of the Pai The Impossible Glow Hyaluronic Acid & Sea Kelp Bronzing Drops say to shake it well, then mix with your moisturizer for an all-over glow. It also says you can layer on more drops after you try the moisturizer method for more intensity. Because I already did my skin-care routine for the morning, I decided to apply the drops directly overtop of my sunscreen. Go big or go home right?
My initial thoughts were, "Oh gosh, I should have listened to the instructions. . .this is very dark," but I was committed and stuck with it. I'm so happy I did. After lots of blending (with my fingers and also a brush), my face had a nice tanned glow that picked up the light without looking shiny (or greasy). If you're nervous about the pigment, I'd suggest following the instructions and mixing it with your moisturizer.