The Sinful Colors limited edition Haute Rebel Collection came out at the end of December/early January and seems to be lingering around certain Walgreens locations. I was able to find and purchase a few shades from this collection at my local Walgreens a few weeks ago, and one of them is called Beau Khaki (ugh, that name!).
I have a thing for sage green creme polishes, and the minute I saw Beau Khaki I instantly was reminded of the shade Seaweed, from the limited edition Adventure Island Collection from Summer 2011. So I thought that, for this review, I'd show you them side-by-side, in case you were wondering if these were look-alikes:
Sinful Colors Seaweed (left) and Beau Khaki (right)
(retail: $1.99 each, 0.5 oz)
Keep reading for comparison swatches...
Two coats of Beau Khaki on my pinky and middle fingers
Three coats of Seaweed on my ring and index fingers
(no top coat)
Formula-wise, Beau Khaki wins by a landslide. This one's almost a one-coater and it's so smooth and perfect, it basically paints itself Seaweed, on the other hand, is sheer and streaky and requires three coats. Also, in order to avoid cuticle drag, you need to apply thicker coats, but then it becomes a bit goopy and it doesn't self-level easily, so it's kind of challenge to get a perfect manicure with this one.
As for color, you can see that these are definitely very different from each other when on the nail. Seaweed is more of a light, sage green, while Beau Khaki is a dusty, gray-out army green. Both are cremes, of course.
FINAL VERDICT: These two polishes are not even close to each other color-wise, and the formula of Beau Khaki is an absolute dream when compared to the high-maintenance formula of Seaweed. I would say that Beau Khaki is the superior polish and if you can find it at Walgreens, I highly recommend it. But if you love light sage greens, you may want to try to look for the many Seaweed lookalikes out there, since Seaweed is no longer available in stores. For reference, OPI Stranger Tides, Essie Da Bush and Sally Hansen Creamy Olive are all quite comparable to Seaweed (you can see comparison swatches of all four shades here).
Do you own Seaweed and/or Beau Khaki? What do you think of them?