These shadows are a great way to experiment with makeup. They come in bold colors such as periwinkle coral, lime green and red-orange. Here’s the main thing to keep in mind: The Chromeaddiction Matte Eye Paints are attention-grabbers and not for the faint of heart. Whether you’re placing it all over the lids, wanting to play with geometric shapes or using it as an eyeliner, these offer intense pigmentation. Plus, a little goes a long way as one small dab will cover your entire lid.

As its name suggests, the formula truly feels like matte paint but it’s a lot more comfortable than real paint. What I love most is that it stays “wet” long enough to give you time to brush it out to your desired effect—but once it’s dry, it’s tough as nails. (Through the angled wand applicator makes it easy to apply all over, I noticed that my fingers were the best tools.) Unlike some eye paints that I’ve tried in the past, these lasted through an eight-hour day of running errands, doing a cardio work out and moving around with my active 6-month-old. They did not move and my eyes looked brighter than a neon sign. My last wish was to be a clown with melting face paint. I was inspired by these to have some fun with my make-up. I applied Sky Juice, a periwinkle shade, in the center of my lids and drew dots onto my brow bone in Burn It Down, a red-orange. While I normally wear warm neutrals, or basic bronze shimmers for daily wear, these made me think of something else. This was a wonderful change to my daily routine.