I’m really thrilled that I’ve been able to swatch entire OPI collections over the past few months. I feel like it really allows me to make genuine recommendations about which shades you can’t miss, and there’s just something really satisfying about having a ‘complete’ post. But it also can mean quite a few polishes, so bear with me as I do my best to share them all, including one I meant to have up before now, the OPI Infinite Shine Soft Shades Collection*.
OPI Infinite Shine Beyond the Pale Pink is a very barely pink, so it’s a softer option if you still want an almost-white shade, as the pink hue to it is very subtle. I used 2 coats and it applied fairly even, but not totally. A top coat will definitely help even it out but I always swatch without so you can see the natural finish.
OPI Infinite Shine Go to Grayt Lengths is a shimmery, icy grey that required 3 coats. I actually wasn’t really into this shade in the bottle, but once it was applied to my nails, it was really pretty. Consider me won over.
OPI Infinite Shine Eternally Turquoise is a soft, pale turquoise that requires 3 coats to give a gorgeous, even, opaque finish. I really love that for this Soft Shades Collection, OPI went with a shade that is still muted, but not baby pink or nude. This is definitely more a summery shade for me, but it’s one I really love.
OPI Infinite Shine Non-Stop White requires 2 coats for opacity, and it’s actually a bit thick, but it’s bright, crisp white that’s actually opaque so I love it. It does look a little streaky in the swatches, but once I applied the matching OPI Infinite Shine Gloss Top Coat, it was nice and even and glossy. This is the shade I wore on all my nails after I did these swatches! I feel like it let me hold onto a little more of summer.
OPI Infinite Shine The Beige of Reason is a very sheer, peachy nude. This was an absolutely terrible time to swatch this polish because my nails were quite stained (Thanks Quo by Orly Blue Beat!). I went with two coats and I thought it was pretty even and a bit creamy so it looks nice despite being sher, it wasn’t streaky like similar shades can often be.
I didn’t test all these shades for wear, but you can read my general opinion in my review of OPI Infinite Shine Withstands the Test of Thyme. I did wear OPI Infinite Shine Non-Stop White and had a similar experience, with the polish lasting about a day longer than I would have expected. However, I really do like the matching top coat as it’s quite glossy!
I was actually quite surprised by how much I liked the OPI Infinite Shine Soft Shades Collection–I much prefer it to the OPI Soft Shades 2015 Collection because there is only one sheer polish. To me, the standout shades are OPI Infinite Shine Non-Stop White, Eternally Turquoise and Go to Grayt Lengths. What’s your favourite?