I have found these neat little cheapy glosses in a tube. They're called Lip Smackers I think and come in all sorts of fruit flavors. My favorite is strawberry, but you can get blueberry, raspberry, kiwi...peach...etc..... They're tinted whatever fruit they represent but they always wear clear. And they are oh so yummy!!! I love them for the summer as they are lite and airy. I also like to slick them on at night before I go to sleep. As far as lipsticks go...it depends what brand is carrying my color. I go for the peachy, melon, or pink shades. I usually buy Revlon or Maybelline.
Oh here are the Lip Smackers...I use the one in the squeezy tubes.
When I'm just at home, I like Blistex Complete Moisture.
For the office or going out, I'm a "Cover Girl" girl
All my makeup comes from the drugstore honestly -- that's good enough for me. The shade I like best is in my purse but the color name is too worn... the number is 690 and it's one of the long lasting ones (but not the all day ones. those are too drying for me.)
The only non-Cover Girl make up I actually use is Great Lash mascara by Maybaline (sp?). That's been going on my lashes for 20 years or so