Before we delve into these shades, I want to note that I've actually never tried any of these shades in their original non-Infinite Shine formulation so I would not be able to provide any comparisons. With that said, I will be reviewing the shades as they are and hopefully with the swatches to help, you can decide whether or not these Infinite Shine versions are worth checking out.
A sheer white cream, Funny Bunny was not too fun to work with. The polish is not only sheer but also patchy so I had to go in for a fourth coat on some nails to get a half-decent finish. Even with three to four coats, though, the coverage is still not great (as you can see below).
|Funny Bunny, three to four coats with no top coat.|
A soft baby pink, Bubble Bath is very also sheer and patchy, although it is slightly better than Funny Bunny. I used three coats for the swatches below.
|Bubble Bath, three coats with no top coat.|
A beautiful nude almond cream with the teeniest hint of shimmers, Dulce de Leche is a dream to work with! Despite being a softer shade, I only needed two coats for the swatches below. The formulation is super buttery and pigmented as well!
|Dulce de Leche, two coats with top coat.|
A hot barbie pink cream that screams summer, Strawberry Margarita is surprisingly not that great. The formulation is pigmented but not very self-leveling so I had a bit of issue with getting a smooth coverage.
|Strawberry Margarita, two coats with no top coat.|
A bright coral-red, Cajun Shrimp is another disappointment. The formulation is not super pigmented and as a result, I actually needed three coats on some nails. You can kind of see the subtle unevenness on my ring finger, on which I used two coats instead of three.
|Cajun Shrimp, two to three coats with no top coat.|
This is a classic true red cream. The formulation is superb; the polish is pigmented, buttery, and unbelievably easy to work with.
|Big Apple Red, two coats with no top coat.|
A smoky plummy brown cream, You Don't Know Jacques! is disappointingly sheer. For a color this deep, I was expecting really good pigmentation but I had to go in with a third coat on some nails.
|You Don't Know Jacques!, two to three coats with no top coat.|
A deep wine red cream, Malaga Wine is very nice and pigmented. I used two coats for the swatches below.
|Malaga Wine, two coats with no top coat.|
A deep inky almost-black purple, Lincoln Park After Dark was just okay in my opinion. The shade was sheerer than I expected but it gave a nice coverage with two coats.
|Lincoln Park After Dark, two coats with no top coat.|
Although I've never tried the original, I'm Not Really A Waitress is famous enough that I know what it looks like and the Infinite Shine version seems quite a bit darker and duller. This is a dark red shimmer with a decent formulation. I used two coats for the swatches below.
|I'm Not Really A Waitress, two coats with no top coat.|
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