I'll never forget how mortified I was when, as a teenager, I wanted to go to Sephora but I couldn't figure out whether it was pronounced "SEFF-or-ah" or "seh-FORR-ah" or "sepp-orr-ah." I'd always say, "Let's go to the big makeup store" rather than call it by name. Finally I figured out how to say the name, and it was such a relief!
How well do you pronounce the names behind the makeup counter? Wager your best guesses now in this quiz, and dust off your high-school French—it'll come in handy. If there's a brand name you've been trying to figure out, leave a note in the comments and I'll address it when I post a pronunciation cheat sheet tomorrow. Ready to test your knowledge? Go on and read more