Meet Markeeta, circa 2018. Each morning my alarm clock was my self-doubt that woke me out of my sleep, and my insecurities were a butler, ready to serve me breakfast in bed.

The Mental Blocks Breakfast Buffet:

Self-Esteem Cereal: A bowl filled with self-critical thoughts and doubts, drowning my confidence one spoonful at a time.

Insecurity Toast: Served burnt with a side of negative self-talk, reminding me of every flaw and mistake I believed defined me.

Fresh-Squeezed Doubt-Drenched Orange Juice: Each sip, tangy and bittersweet, delivered a subtle reminder of my limitations, leaving behind a lingering aftertaste of anxiety.

After indulging in that buffet of self-doubt and insecurity, like so many other busy, working women, I’d summon the strength to jump out of bed, get ready for the day, and hide my struggles behind my infectious smile and warm personality, as I went to work or took care of my family.

Can you relate?

Instead of succumbing to despair, I began to question the narratives that held me back, embarked on my journey of self-discovery and growth, and sought out the tools and resources to nourish my inner strength.

As I started to embrace the power of self-care and self-love and immersed myself in the world of beauty, I discovered something totally unexpected.

That true beauty emanated from within, knows no bounds, defies societal standards, and transcends age, race, and background.

That my unique talents and strengths were not limited by my circumstances, but rather empowered by my individuality.

That I should embrace my melanin-rich skin, luscious curls, and the curves that told the story of my journey. 

No longer confined by external expectations, I defined beauty on my own terms.

The Movement

From the streets of Philadelphia, a vision emerged — a lip product beauty brand that would empower women like me, who had felt unseen and unheard for far too long. 

A brand built upon the belief that beauty knows no boundaries and that every person deserves to feel empowered, confident, and celebrated. 

And so Kourageous Kosmetics was born, a reflection of my unwavering spirit and my commitment to uplifting others. 

As I share my story, I invite you to embark on your own!



At Kourageous Kosmetics, our mission is to empower women to embrace their unique beauty and unleash their confidence through a stunning collection of high-quality lip products. 

We believe that every swipe of our lipsticks, lip balms, and lip glosses enhances their natural beauty and serves as a reminder of their inner strength and the courage to shine brightly in their own light.

Beauty should never compromise health. That's why our lip products not only make you feel gorgeous but also provide the vital care your lips deserve by infusing each product with the power of Vitamin E that makes your lips soft and supple. 

Whether you're managing your home, running a business, or juggling the demands of a busy life, our lip products are designed to save you time and hassle so you can confidently elevate your look and get back to conquering your day.




Kourageous Kosmetics is more than just a brand; it's a movement, a testament to the power of self-love and the resilience of the modern empowered woman.

Together, we redefine beauty, rewriting the narrative that has excluded and marginalized so many. We stand tall, unapologetic, and proud of our heritage, our stories, and the beauty that radiates from within.

Through our products, we celebrate diversity, promote self-acceptance, self-care and encourage women to embrace their unique journeys.

Welcome to my brand but our story, our journey of rebirth. Together, let us paint a canvas of empowerment, acceptance, and unyielding joy one Kourageous Kosmetic  lip product at a time