Make Monday x A Courageous Beauty

I’m so excited so have my blogging bestie Shell from A Courageous Beauty is taking over the page today. She is a gorgeous, witty, and smart gal who doles out some amazing advice on how to be brave with your beauty and fashion choices, as well as your life.



Thank you Kait for letting me take over your blog today! I am so excited to be here and I feel incredibly honored to be a part of Make Mine Maroon.  This summer’s hottest pastels are coming to you in one big, bold swatch for this hot season. Give your lips a fresh update with Smashbox. Smashbox lipsticks are luscious and creamy and will have you stealing the spotlight!
FAMOUS – A versatile nude lip color for this summer gives you the freedom to vamp up your eyeshadow and chose whatever color palette your heart desires.
PUBLICST – Reach for a vampy wine lip color that doesn’t have any brown tones to it. A brown tone will instantly wash out with your sweet summer tan.
POUT – Choose a cheerful swipe of POUT lipstick for a sweet summer romance and a fresh, elegant statement.
TABLOID –  Experiment with purple lipstick. The best tip on how to wear purple lipstick is to really take your time choosing a color that works best for your skin tone. Ladies with warm skin tones will probably look better wearing a a deeper, darker purple with a red tone to it. While ladies with cool skin tones can take their pick amongst tons of cooler purples.
TALK – This is by far the hottest color of the year! Bright pink is calling out your name this season and this face-brightening hue looks gorgeous on any skin tone. Make sure to keep the rest of your makeup calm and neutral and keep your lips the center of attention.
GETFIRED – Red lips will never go out of style and they are just as hot in the summer as they are in the winter. Choose one with blue undertones for a softer look.

Kisser tip:
Make your lipstick last all day by applying it with a lip brush rather than straight out of the tube. This allows the color to really get into the lip and helps it stay longer.

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  1. Jaime
    June 21, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Love Smashbox!!! Will have to check these shades out!!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 21, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      I need to get one next time I’m at Sephora! Shell inspired me! Hugs, Kait

  2. Ruthie
    June 21, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Smash box is my lipstick GO-to!!! Loved this post babes!!! Xo

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 21, 2016 / 9:56 pm

      Smashbox has some really great products for sure. Thanks for sharing babe! Hugs, Kait

  3. Jordan
    June 21, 2016 / 11:31 am

    SOOOO many great picks! Wishing i was daring enough for a bold purple lip, but these are all stunning shades!

    xx | jordan taylor | petiteMODERN

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 21, 2016 / 5:51 pm

      You should totally try it out, at least once. The worst is you can wipe it out if you don’t like it! Hugs, Kait

  4. Christina
    June 21, 2016 / 2:56 am

    I have never tried smashbox lipsticks but they have such clever names! Great post. Guest posting with friends is always so fun.

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 21, 2016 / 5:52 pm

      Clever names make products even more fun, I love NARS products’ names as well. Shell did a fantastic job. Hugs, Kait

  5. June 21, 2016 / 5:28 am

    Awesome post beauty! I love Smash Box lipsticks /products. 🙂
    Xx, Raysa

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 21, 2016 / 5:51 pm

      Thanks love!!! Hugs, Kait

  6. Courtney Bentley
    June 20, 2016 / 11:33 pm

    When I was in high school I only wore smash box, the lipstick is the BEST, I love there red tones!! xo C

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 21, 2016 / 5:53 pm

      They really are great!!! So many shades as well. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 20, 2016 / 11:26 pm

      I’m the same way- both are amazinggggg! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 20, 2016 / 10:03 pm

      I’m so glad Shell wrote this up, she has me wanting to try them again! Hugs, Kait

  7. Krista
    June 20, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    OBSESSED with Tabloid! love love that!

    You two are the best babes – I love seeing you work together! xoxo

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 20, 2016 / 10:04 pm

      I love her so much and I wish we could do more together! Hugs, Kait

  8. tara
    June 20, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    Love the guest post! Fun to be able to have your bestie on your blog too! I have never tried smash box lip products- I need to get on that!
    XO Tara

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 20, 2016 / 10:04 pm

      It was great to have her! They are really amazing. Hugs, Kait

  9. June 20, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    Love the breakdown of all these lip colors. Great post!!! Xx

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 20, 2016 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you so much! Shell did a great job. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 20, 2016 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you so much for reading gorgeous!! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 20, 2016 / 10:11 pm

      I feel the same way! Shell picked such a great product. Hugs, Kait

  10. Taylor Aube
    June 20, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    I need this lipstick in pout! And I love that kisser tip – I’m always trying to see how I can make my lipstick/lipgloss last longer!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 20, 2016 / 10:12 pm

      Shell is right, applying it like that really makes such a huge difference. Btw your latest post was soooo amazinggggg. Hugs, Kait

  11. Stefanie
    June 20, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    This is so cute! Love this idea 🙂

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 20, 2016 / 10:12 pm

      Thank you love! Hugs, Kait

  12. Tiffani at Breton Bay
    June 20, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Great tip abt the lip brush, didn’t know that!! All about the bright lips right now, so will have to try TALK!!


    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 20, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      It’s such a great trick, and I’m so glad that Shell threw it into the post!!! Hugs, Kait

  13. June 20, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    so many colors it’s hard to choose, I love a good pink though so “pout” has my vote. Cute guest post ladies!
    xx, Lauren {}

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 20, 2016 / 10:14 pm

      You look so good in pink babe!!! Hugs, Kait

  14. Lauren
    June 20, 2016 / 12:13 pm

    I’ve never tried smashbox but these colors are so great! I’m loving pout for a daytime look, and talk is so fabulous for a statement!!


    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 20, 2016 / 10:15 pm

      Smashbox makes some really excellent products for sure! Thanks for stopping by love. Hugs, Kait

  15. June 20, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    Aw you guys are so cute! I think I want to try Pout. Want a cute post, great idea! xo

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 20, 2016 / 10:15 pm

      Awww shucks. Thanks love! She’s so amazing. Hugs, Kait

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