Thanks, guys. I've got several hundred bullets drying right now on waxed paper and I agree that LLA is a bit gooey. Most people use too much. When I'm using gas-check bullets that I'm going to drive hard, I use two coats. One after casting and one after sizing/seating the check.
One trick I've learned over the years is to use a zipper bag. Put the bullets in the bag, squirt a little lube on them, and nead the bag until they're coated. Then, upend the whole thing on waxed paper and throw the bag away. If I do it correctly, I get nothing on my hands.