The latest word on everybody's lips is shine and the look of the moment in glossy fashion magazines is a glossy mouth. Ultima II is promoting the wet look in its new collection of Never Wetter lipsticks. 'For the past two years, we have had matt finishes but this spring the trend is changing and fashion is going to be glossy again with patent clothes, so this lip colour is glossy,' assistant brand manager Wendy Yuen said. In a dozen slick shades, Never Wetter delivers opaque coverage with a shiny 'patent' finish. Never Barer and Never Mauvier are in line with current colour trends in make-up, while Never Rubier and Never Grapier give a nod towards 1940s screen goddesses. The other colours embrace berry, wine and red. For perfect results, it can be used with Ultima II's new Lipsexxxy Lipliner which is long-wearing, colour-true and does not bleed, feather or smear. The lipliner comes in 10 shades. Clinique has introduced a neat little package of glossy lip colours, marketed under the name Glosswear and Brush SPF8. 'Because this season the fashion trend is more shimmer and shine, Clinique is talking less about colour,' PR manager Rita Wong said. 'The new product is the shiny Glosswear which has an SPF and moisturiser and comes with a brush.' The handy little brush makes it easy to achieve a clean lip line with the pigment gloss and also gives a more lasting effect. Glosswear can be worn alone for a sheer hint of colour or over a favourite long-lasting matt lipstick for a special shiny effect. In addition, it offers colour with care, as it is formulated with SPF8 to keep lips protected while they shine - an important consideration as lips contain virtually no natural defences against UV rays and are especially vulnerable. Glosswear comes in six shades and Ms Wong noted that the lighter colours, such as Air Kiss and Tenderheart, were selling especially well for the summer and as a result of the trend towards paler lips this season.