What are my favorites, you ask? Interestingly enough, they're a much cheaper alternative: NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss.
(Image from NYX Cosmetics.)
They're not sticky, they have great color payoff, and they smell divine (and not like vanilla!). The doe-foot applicator works nicely, and they come with plenty of product appropriately packaged so it doesn't splatter upon opening. My favorite shade is Golden Pink. The best part? At around 5 bucks a pop, they're accessible and guilt-free! And who can resist their cute little bows?
(Image from NYX Cosmetics)
NYX Cosmetics are sold at Ulta and at some drugstores and grocery stores. You can view their full line here.