OPI Infinite Shine Primer & Gloss ProStay Technology Comparison, Swatches + Review

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We've seen the OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polishes ($12.50 // ULTA Beauty) around for awhile now. For those that don't know Infinite Shine is a 3-step system that features a base coat, color and top coat that is engineered  to deliver pristine results with an easy, soak-free removal. I like the original formula enough, but the application process is somewhat lengthy for me (I talk more about that here). To the point where, even though the shine is fantastic, I like wearing the shades in the regular line more, and they last just as long. 

OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polish with ProStay Technology Review, Swatches and Comparison

OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polish with ProStay Technology Review, Swatches and Comparison

This January OPI is launching a NEW Infinite Shine Primer and Gloss which will feature the exclusive ProStay Technology - touted as giving up to 11 days of flawless color and gel-like shine.

OPI Primer & Gloss Infinite Shine Nail Polish with ProStay Technology Review, Swatches and Comparison

OPI Primer & Gloss Infinite Shine Nail Polish with ProStay Technology Review, Swatches and Comparison

I decided to give it a whirl and see how it held up vs. the original formula. Below is day 1 of me wearing a mani using the shades Sweet Heart and Got the Blues for Red (accent nail):

OPI Sweet Heart & Got the Blues for Red Nail Polish

OPI Sweet Heart & Got the Blues for Red Nail Polish

After 4 days the mani was still holding strong and I just had some tip wear on my right hand, which is the hand that I use the most. Below is a shot of the same mani after 8 days of wear:

OPI Infinite Shine ProStay Technology after 8 days

OPI Infinite Shine ProStay Technology after 8 days

Application wise with this new formula it didn't take me quite as long to do my nails as before, but it did take longer than with other normal and long-wearing polishes. The darker shades seem to apply and settle much better than the lighter shades, which is consistent with the regular 3-step system results. Dry time was rather quick, which made me happy. Overall I feel that the new ProStay Technology has definitely improved things for the Infinite Shine range, but I don't yet feel that it's perfect.

In addition to the new OPI Infinite Shine ProStay Primer & Gloss there will also be 30 new additional iconic shades - bringing the total to 60 classic hues. Six of which are swatched below in Sweet Heart, Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey!, Do You Lilac It?, That's Hula-rious!, OPI Red and Got the Blues for Red.

OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polish Swatches in Sweet Heart, Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey!, Do You Lilac It?, That's Hula-rious!, OPI Red and Got the Blues for Red

OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polish Swatches in Sweet Heart, Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey!, Do You Lilac It?, That's Hula-rious!, OPI Red and Got the Blues for Red

What are your thoughts on the OPI Infinite Shine line? Will you check out the ProStay Technology formula?

Pick up OPI Infinite Shine Long-Wear Lacquer Colors, Primer and Gloss at professional salons, ULTA Beauty, Macy's, Sally Beauty, Regis, Dillard's, Chatters and beautybrands.com. For more information on OPI please visit OPI.com and/or follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.