Nothing screams makeup experimentation quite like these shadows, which come in four bold colors like a lime green, periwinkle, coral 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. Not once did the eye paints budge, and since my lids looked as bright as a neon sign, I appreciated that they stayed put. The last thing I wanted to look like was a clown whose face painting is melting. Overall, these inspired me to have fun with my makeup. 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. I tend to wear warm neutrals or a basic bronze shimmer for everyday wear, but these forced me to be artistic. A lovely change in my routine.