A sheer wash of colour: OPI Infinite Shine Soft Shades


As much as I love bold colour on my nails, sometimes I want to keep things soft and neutral.

In addition to their regular line of polishes and limited edition collections, nail giant OPI releases their Soft Shades line every year, which give you those delicate, soft colours that are suitable for just about any occasion.


In case you aren’t familiar with their Infinite Shine system, it’s a three-step process consisting of a base coat, colour, and a top coat.  It’s essentially OPI’s version of the at-home, no-curing-needed gel manicure.  And, just like how they recently released a line of colours exclusive to this collection, they also released some staple Soft Shades colours to join in.

These exclusive colours were released this summer and I received about three handfuls of them.  Unfortunately one of the bottles smashed in the package (Wild Blue Yonder, I’m looking at you), thus getting the colour all over some of the bottles (and slicing my finger open in the process), so bear with the swatches below.

Patience Pays Off Purpletural Emotion To Be Continued Eternally Turquoise SagelessBeauty Follow Your Bliss Lavendurable Non-stop white Pearl of Wisdon The Sun Never Sets Bee Mine Forever Go to Grayt Lengths Silver on Ice Enter the Golden Era You're Blushing Again The Beige of Reason

Let me tell you, it ain’t easy swatching 11 shades in a reasonable amount of time (my poor nails), but it really does give you a good look at the colours.  My faves from the collection are definitely Bee Mine Forever, The Sun Never Sets, Lavendurable, and Patience Pays Off. All the shades had amazing colour payoff, except for The Beige of Reason, which I would totally skip since it’s so sheer (hey, if you’re going to pay that much for a polish — these retail for more than the standard OPI polishes — make it an opaque one), other than that, the rest of them are amazing.

Since these are part of the Infinite Shine line, it is recommended to use the base and top coats (Step 1 and 3), however, you can wear these as a normal polish.  The special base and topcoats are supposed to make the polishes last longer but I don’t really find there is a huge difference on my nails.

What shade will you be picking up?

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Please note, products sent by PR. All opinions are my own.

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