OPI INFINITE SHINE SUMMER 2016 SWATCHES/REVIEW

"Blush, beige, pink and peach aren't just for tulle ballerina skirts..."
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"Blush, beige, pink and peach aren't just for tulle ballerina skirts..."

Greetings fellow polish nerdies! Today a rare treat! A collection of nudies! Yes, it’s the OPI Infinite Shine summer 2016 collection and it’s called The Nuances of Neutral. Shall we look?

OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016 Swatches Review - Version 2

OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016

opi infinite shine summer 2016 swatches & review

I don’t wear neutrals much simply because they always pop me some really awesome lobster hands and mostly, I don’t care for lobster hands. If your skin tone is different from mine and/or you’re a neutral fan, these might be just the thing for you! Or not.

OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016_OPI IS No Strings Attached Neutrals

OPI Infinite Shine No Strings Attached – Summer 2016

OPI Infinite Shine No Strings Attached (above). Starting here, you’re looking at two coats where I should actually have used three. It’s close to being okay but at two coats, it’s still a bit patchy in places. 

OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016 Review Swatches_OPI Staying Neutral on This One

OPI Infinite Shine Staying Neutral On This One – Summer 2016

OPI Infinite Shine Staying Neutral On This One (above). Again, two coats but they weren’t easy. It’s a little patchy down the sidewalls and I’m far too lazy to wait another five minutes to do a third coat.

OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016 Collection Swatches_OPI IS Dont Ever Stop Neutrals

OPI Infinite Shine Don’t Ever Stop! – Summer 2016

OPI Infinite Shine Don’t Ever Stop! (above). Oh! A salmony neutral! It’s got a bunch of white stuffed into it and the formula is tricky but doable in two if you’re slow, careful, and give yourself a couple minutes of dry time between coats.

OPI Infinite Shine Hurry Up and Wait_OPI Infinite Shine swatches Summer 2016

OPI Infinite Shine Hurry Up & Wait – Summer 2016

OPI Infinite Shine Hurry Up & Wait (above). That’s two coats again but I left a good five minutes of dry time between them. I’m not sure why, but I found all of these shades hard to work with.

OPI Infinite Shine No Stopping Zone_OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016 Swatches Review

OPI Infinite Shine No Stopping Zone – Summer 2016

OPI Infinite Shine No Stopping Zone (above). Wow. I have zero love for this formula/brush combo. What you’re looking at there is my third attempt to get this junk on and have it look reasonably good. That’s three coats. You can see the streaks and lack of level, right? And we won’t even talk about the struggle at the cuticle line. Three tries and three coats? Hahahaa! No.

OPI Infinite Shine Can't Stop Myself_OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016 Neutrals

OPI Infinite Shine Can’t Stop Myself – Summer 2016

OPI Infinite Shine Can’t Stop Myself (above). This peachy-orange neutral was a delightful repeat of the experience I had with No Stopping Zone. That’s three coats with the third being entirely blobtastic in order to get some kind of level. Also, crustacean hands. Yay!

I don’t know if it’s me or if it’s humid or if it’s the product but after swatching all 6 of these shades in a row, I can safely say that I have no love for this collection and that’s not because I don’t find the shades appealing, but simply because for me, the formulas were hugely aggravating to work with. I like a couple of the colours but the amount of work to get them perfect is too much of a commitment for me. 

OPI Infinite Shine Summer Neutrals 2016

OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016 – The Nuances of Neutral

You might have a wholly different technique from mine though – one that goes well with this brush/polish combo. If that’s the case, I’m sure you’ll love the OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016 Nuances of Neutral. Me? I find myself squarely in the No Stopping Zone.

Availability: OPI IS Summer 2016 will be available from your usual OPI places like ulta.com as of July 1st. It's already available on amazon.com but as always, it's best to buy from a licensed retailer.

Manicures & Photographs Karen Falcon (she just ran out of apples).
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