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How to Pronounce the Most Baffling Beauty Brands

Beauty brands—they're basically another language. Consider this your translation guide to a (very beautiful) foreign land.

How to Pronounce The Most Baffling Beauty Brands

As a beauty editor, I'm supposed to be pretty well versed in all things beauty. But truth be told, I still can't pronounce every one of the thousands of beauty brands on the market. I've even wandered the aisles of Sephora scouring the colorful tubes for certain products in absolute confusion, because I was too embarrassed to ask a salesperson for fear I would mispronounce the brand name. In order to help out my fellow beauty junkies, we've put together this handy pronunciation guide so you never have to lurk around the makeup counter again. We love these brands too much for you to miss out.

Borghese: bor-gay-zeh

Balmain: ball-mahn

Caudalie: co-dah-li

Chantecaille: shan-tuh-kigh

Christian Louboutin: Christian loo-boo-tan

Ciaté: see-ah-tay

Clé de Peau: clay duh poe

Decléor: deh-clay-or

Dolce & Gabbana: dol-chey and gab-ana

Dr. Hauschka: doctor howsh-kuh

Frédéric Fekkai: fred-er-riq fehk-eye

Givenchy: zjee-von-shee

Guerlain: gair-lahn

Illamasqua: ill-ah-moss-kwa

Kérastase: ker-ahh-stass

La Roche Posay: la row-shh po-say

Lancôme: lahn-comb

Laura Mercier: laura mers-yay

L'Occitane en Provence: lox-ee-tahn uhn pro-vaunce

Lierac Paris: lee-rack paris

Lorac: luh-rock

Ole Henriksen: Ooh-lah hen-rihk-sehn

Oribe: or-bay

Ouidad: wee-dahd

Shiseido: she-say-doe

Shu Uemura: shoe oo-eh-moor-ah

Stila: stee-lah

St. Tropez: saint tro-pay

Tocca: toe-kah

Vichy: vee-shee

Yves Saint Laurent: eve san laur-on

Hayley Mason

Haley served as the associate beauty editor for DivineCaroline (now after graduating college with a degree in journalism. Sephora has nothing on the number of color tubes that are jammed into her bathroom cabinet! She's a product junkie who loves trying out new and outrageous trends. She's lived on three continents and dreams of reporting on global beauty news.

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