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- An episode of Excel Saga parodied fanservicey anime by turning up the contrast and brightness of the show to achieve this effect.
- Masamune Shirow (example pictured at right) became the absolute master of this trope when he started drawing highlights on his characters with Color Dodge layers in Photoshop. Before he learned that technique, his characters came off with sort of a slightly burnt skin◊ appearance that was still just as sexy. One of his erotic series is called "Galgrease", due to the high levels of shiny.
- The works of Satoshi Urushihara. Urushi is a sort of Japanese lacquer.
- Most DC and Marvel characters have undergone this, depending on the artist. Especially the female ones.
- The Stormy Knight version of Phantom Lady displayed this a lot in the mid-2000s version of Freedom Fighters. This was particularly notable since the artist didn't do this to any other character in the comic, leading to a fan theory that she was actually an Auton.
- Many western comics during The Dark Age of Comic Books utilized or imitated the style of the Liquid! coloring studio, which emphasized heavy use of bright, primary colors and more light sources than a Thomas Kinkade painting.
- In addition to oil/lotion, wrestlers do a light workout/exercise before a match to achieve this look.
- Mods for The Elder Scrolls and Fallout are infamous of this trope.
- WWE Day of Reckoning for the Nintendo GameCube went too far overboard with this look, leading to criticisms that created wrestlers and their outfits looked overly glossy to the point that they resembled action figures more than people. The next game in that series dialed it back and some newer wrestling games have a sliding bar that lets you adjust the oiled-up look yourself, from zero shine to so much gloss that wrestlers practically glow.
- All the playable characters in the Updated Re-release of Sonic Adventure for the Nintendo GameCube, as well as everybody in Sonic Heroes.