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BellaSugar's Beauty Pronunciation Cheat Sheet

BellaSugar's Beauty Pronunciation Cheat Sheet

Have you already taken yesterday's quiz on pronouncing beauty brands? If you need a little help with some of the trickier names (like Agent Provocateur, Shu Uemura and Decleor), look no further. Use this cheat sheet and you'll never hold your tongue again. For a list of phonetic fun, just


Agent Provocateur: ah-jen pro-vock-a-toor
Bourjois: boor-jwah
Caudalie: kow-dah-lee
Chantecaille: shan-teh-kigh
Chanel: sha-nell
Decleor: deh-klay-or
Dr. Hauschka: doctor howsh-kuh
Estee Lauder: ess-tay law-der
Frederic Fekkai: fray-day-reek feh-kigh
Guerlain: goor-lahn
Issey Miyake: ee-say mee-yah-kay
Kevyn Aucoin: kevin oh-kwan
Korres: core-rezz
Lancome: lahn-comb
Laura Mercier: laura mers-yay
L'Occitane: lox-ee-tahn
Nars: nahrs
Natura Bissé: nah-too-ra bees-say
RéVive: ray-veev
Shiseido: she-say-doe
Shu Uemura: shoe oo-eh-moor-ah (if you want to be really authentic, soften the R and make more of a D sound)
Stila: stee-lah
Tocca: toe-kah
Versace: verr-sa-chay
Yves Saint Laurent: eve sahn lorr-ahnn

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ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 2 years
With Aucoin, it's oh-kwa. The n is silent. Guerlain is guer-leh. English is taught to pronounce all the letters.
swankygirl01 swankygirl01 6 years
This is the coolest thing EVER! I was just researching how the hell to pronounce L'Occitane since I don't speak a word of French. Now I can walk into a Sephora store and not sound like an idiot when I ask for certain product. So cool.
swankygirl01 swankygirl01 6 years
This is the coolest thing EVER! I was just researching how the hell to pronounce L'Occitane since I don't speak a word of French. Now I can walk into a Sephora store and not sound like an idiot when I ask for certain product. So cool.
NikkiBaby89 NikkiBaby89 6 years
thanks tory burch
NikkiBaby89 NikkiBaby89 6 years
thanks tory burch
Yaaraa Yaaraa 7 years
Tory Burch is pronounced as burCH or burCK???
Divajj Divajj 8 years
i'm pretty sure mac is MACK...
nextjen nextjen 8 years
Help! How is MAC pronounced? Is it M-A-C or "mack" (like the computer)?
MotoLinz MotoLinz 8 years
I can say most of these. The others, well...I'll just point and nod. :)
CamillaCat CamillaCat 8 years
I always thought Nars was pronounced, uh, Nars. haha Interesting, thanks for the cheat sheet, this is very informative!
haribobear haribobear 8 years
Very handy! Thanks :)
haribobear haribobear 8 years
Very handy! Thanks :)
butterfly7 butterfly7 8 years
That's great. Most I knew, but the ones I didn't, I was way off!lol
highsociety1 highsociety1 8 years
A good excuse to stick to Bobbi Brown!
highsociety1 highsociety1 8 years
A good excuse to stick to Bobbi Brown!
CocoChic CocoChic 8 years
My head hurts! :rotfl:
CocoChic CocoChic 8 years
My head hurts! :rotfl:
Daisie Daisie 8 years
This is handy! But I've found that hearing them is the best way - so you can tell where to put the accent! Is there a way we can have people link to uploaded mini wav files with the pronunciations?
meganekko meganekko 8 years
great post! i didn't know how to pronounce half of these!!
exquisite exquisite 8 years
does anyone know the correct pronounciation of Loewe! i'd like to see more often this kind of cheat sheets...
sohoshopper sohoshopper 8 years
I was taught french at 5 years old and it definitely helps to speak french because when I look at the spelling, I cant connect it with the french pronunciation that I use. It helps those who don't speak french though but eu sounds, etc. take practice.
nlw nlw 8 years
haha, I LOVE that Estee Lauder is on there!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
I always said nars :oops:
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
I always said nars :oops:
Jamee-Ro Jamee-Ro 8 years
Guerlain is more like Gerr-len, not gerr-lahn or goor-lahn. Agent Provocateur is a tricky one, because "eur" is just a sound anglophones aren't familiar with. It's more like "er" if you were to Americanize it. Ah-jawn pro-vo-kah-ter.
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