Definitely non-sticky. More of a creamy-balmy texture when applied. Mine is a creamy color, though, not one of the "slick" colors. Kinda of a strawberry-banana smoothie flavor that is fine for kissing, but I think it rubs off fairly easily, so I hope she/he likes to wear your shade, too. I highly recommend this product, regardless. I have very easily-chapped lips, and this is my go-to lipgloss for casual daywear; very moisturizing and great sheer, flattering color payoff.