MAC Is Launching 28 Electric Lipstick Shades That Will Rock Your World

Let’s be clear: There is nothing fundamentally wrong with owning 50 lipsticks in subtle variations of red, pink, and nude. (In fact, we fully support it.) But when you find yourself falling into a colour rut of perfectly pleasant — but ultimately snooze-worthy — shades, it’s time to throw a wild card into the mix. That's where MAC's ColourRocker line steps in.

The beauty behemoth’s expansive range of lip colours is already the stuff of legend, but its new 28-shade collection is a little different from the rest. For starters, only a handful of the offerings are the kinds of hues the everyday lipstick enthusiast is accustomed to. You’ll find a few beige nudes, a bold orange-red or two, and just a couple of pinks among them. But the rest are out-of-the-box greens, purples, yellows, blues, and black — all ready to break you out of your comfort zone. Plus, at a reasonably affordable $17 a pop (U.K. price TBC), trying a new hue isn't all that risky.

Check out the fearless picks in the slides ahead, then get ready to burst out of your bubble — and let your newfound confidence lead you to the MAC store (or website) when the launch drops next month.