I went for a manicure with a friend recently. I like to try polishes I don’t have access to when I have a manicure so went for the OPI Infinite Shine system in Strong Coal-ition.
Introducing the next revolution in nail lacquer. Imagine color that requires no touch ups all week. Fall in love with intense, gel-like shine that lasts until you take it off. The Infinite Shine system is available now at professional salons.
As you can see on my baby finger, there seems to be an issue with the OPI Infinite Shine top coat separating the colour coat. They use the same push pull method for polish I use at home s I would get the same problem if I tried it myself. So for the remaining fingers, she just did regular coats, but the edges look a little ragged as a result.
That being said, the colour is nice, no streaking even on the first coat. OPI Infinite Shine dried well (about 8 mins per thick coat to fully dry) and was super shiny.
OPI Infinite Shine Day 3 Wear
By day three of wearing the Infinite Shine system , I realized it would not live up to the promise of a week of shine with no touchups. There was some tipwear but not enough to worry most people. Probably barely noticeable with a lighter colour. In the brighter light, you can see that the separation between the OPI Infinite Shine colour and top coats is less obvious to the naked eye, but still noticeable.
However, the shine was gone. To be fair, I am pretty hard on my nails and three days is about all I would usually wear a colour for before getting bored of it and changing it up anyway. But I was disappointed that the Infinite Shine didn’t last more than a few days.
OPI Infinite Shine Day 5 Wear
It quickly went downhill from there with a large chip on my index finger (I promise, I was trying to be gentle to give the OPI Infinite Shine system a chance) and enough tip wear that I took it off before going to work. It had scuffed a little which is obviously my fault, but it wasn’t shiny as promised either.
OPI Infinite Shine is only available in basic colours and probably would last a week if you are very gentle on your nails but the limited colours and fact it doesn’t last as long as it should means I would likely stick to a soak off gel for week long wear. In all fairness to the OPI Infinite Shine System, I am yet to find a non-cured week long wear polish that lives up to the promise. Five days without major issues is also pretty good for me. A regular OPI polish is usually removed after 2 days due to wear.