Hiya guys. It's my second day of Spring Break and it's already off to a very late start. I slept through all of my alarms this morning.. all five of them. Yeah, I'm one of those people that even an earthquake couldn't wake. But now that I am up, it's time to finish going through my swatch pile and at the very top are these beautiful OPI Infinite Shine polishes. Today I'll be showing you the shades behind the art and have swatched for the first half of the collection sent to me by Preen.Me and OPI.
Through the month of April, Preen.Me has partnered up with OPI for the Infinite Shine Challenge. See all the beautiful entries submitted by artists on Instagram by using the hashtag 'InfiniteShine'. You can also find more information on the challenge and about the prizes by visiting Preen.Me on Instagram.
Pretty Pink Perseveres
Pretty Pink Perseveres is a pastel pink creme. I don't know what it is about OPI, but I have yet to find a pastel/light pink that I like the formula to. The application is streaky on the two initial coats causing some unevenness in the layering. On some nails I had to go as far as adding a fourth layer to make sure the entire nail was coated evenly and there were no 'bald' spots. Definitely a no-go for me. Swatched here over the primer base are three to four thin coats and sealed with the Infinite Shine gloss topcoat.
Tanacious Spirit is a light tan creme polish. I am always a huge fan of neutral/nude shades like this right off the bat. It compliments my skin-tone well and is a office friendly tone. Formula was a little streaky on the first coat, but ends up evening out with the second. So while it's a good formula and a nice color, I'm not in love with it. I can think of a few other nudes or neutrals I would rather wear. Swatched here over the primer base are two thin coats and sealed with the Infinite Shine gloss topcoat.
Can't Be Beet
Can't Be Beet is a luscious wine red creme polish. A very vamp red, but you can still see a little bit of purple undertone. I love the balance, which makes this a unique shade in my collection. Usually shades in the similar family tend to make my skintone too pale, but this compliments it well and doesn't take away from my natural tan. Formula was fantastic to work with and applied seamlessly with each coat. I swatched this polish using only two very thin coats, but the first one gave almost a completely opaque finish. You can see a bit of 'streak', but that is actually from the topcoat and not the actual polish. I will be discussing in-depth the gloss topcoat from the Infinite Shine line next week!
Get Ryd-of-thym Blues
Get Ryd-of-thym Blues is a royal blue creme polish. I'll have to admit this polish was a roller-coaster for me from the moment I saw the shade. In the bottle, it appears to be a navy type of blue so when I applied it and found it leaning more towards indigo I was disappointed. Then I used the gloss topcoat and the shade shifted once again to a more royal blue and I fell in love. Bottom line, it's a gorgeous rich shade and I don't have any quite like it in my collection, win-win all around. Formula is actually identical to Can't Be Beet. Great application, opaque in a single coat, and it was a pleasant experience to work with. Swatched here over the primer base are two thin coats and sealed with the Infinite Shine gloss topcoat.
No Stopping Me Now
No Stopping Me Now is an orange-red creme polish. My photos really don't do the color any justice and in person it tends to lean more towards orange than red. It's a gorgeous shade for the summer regardless, so bright without being obnoxious. As the other two previous shades, this color is extremely opaque in a single coat. Formula is really good and the consistency is neither too thick or too thin. One of my favorites from the coat to the application. Swatched here over the primer base are two thin coats and sealed the the Infinite Shine gloss topcoat.
Overall I'm definitely more of a fan of the dark and bright shades as opposed to the lighter one. The darker ones apply extremely smooth and are for the most part almost one coaters. I was also surprised not to own any direct dupes, although I admittedly cremes are the least of my entire collection. Another nice touch about these darker toned shades was that for the most part I found them to be potential one coaters. Not having to worry about layering decreases the brush stokes being visible and enhances the already decent dry time. Both things are great whether you're wearing these shades as a stand-alone mani or creating some nail art.
The OPI Infinite Shine line consists of a total 30 polishes to choose from and can be purchased online or at your nearest beauty store. Next week I'll be reviewing and sharing the remaining five colors I was sent along with the primer base and gloss topcoat. I have a lot to say about the base and topcoat so definitely stay tuned if you want to read about that.
So tell me guys, have you had a chance to try out the OPI Infinite Shine line for yourself?