Recently the OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016 Collection was released which is a collection of nude shades from the Infinite Shine line of polishes. This line features three steps: Primer, Lacquer, and Gloss. Combine all three and you get a long lasting, high shine mani.
Now while I didn’t not try the entire system, I can say that these nail polishes are different in formulation than the regular OPI line. The formula is thicker and takes a bit longer to self-level. But I can also say that the shine is unbeatable with these. Because of the thicker formula, I did find that these were harder to work with. Streaking was an issue at times and it was somewhat hard to get a thin coat of polish.
Some shades are better than others. The swatches below are 2 coats each. Now I do have to apologize, I swatched these polishes over a number of different days and just couldn’t get the colouring of my hands the same. However, these swatches are true to colour for what was on the nail itself so just look past the inconsistency.
No Stopping Zone – This was one of my most favourite shades. A darker nude that leaned a bit light brown. This shade was almost opaque after one coat.
No Strings Attached – A putty/beige leaning nude. I experienced some more difficulties in terms of streaking with this one. This is definitely the kind of nude I gravitate towards though.
Staying Neutral on This One – A light pink leaning neutral is a great option if you gravitate towards baby pink shades already. Again some issues with streaking (seems to be a light colour issue) but this one also had a bit of pooling near the base due to the thicker formula.
Hurry Up & Wait – If there was ever a coral/salmon leaning nude, this would be it. The formula of this polish is thinner than the other 5 which made application a lot easier. No issues with streaking or pooling.
Can’t Stop Myself – This peach leaning nude is the most unique of the bunch. Unfortunately, it was my least favourite in terms of colour because I don’t love peach tones against my skin. Again with the lighter shades, this had a few issues with streaking but nothing that the second coat couldn’t address.
Don’t Ever Stop! – Of the lighter shades, this one applied the easiest. A lighter peach/pink leaning nude is more my speed when compared to Can’t Stop Myself.
What shades from the OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016 Collection do you like? Or are you not a nude polish wearing kind of person?
til next time…
Disclaimer: OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016 Collection was sent for review purposes.