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How to Pronounce the Most Baffling Beauty Brands

by Hayley Mason

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