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Bella Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Beauty Brands?

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

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Nellllll Nellllll 7 years
Goood ;) I pronounced them perfectly & i'm on the right track :D
xrockette19x xrockette19x 9 years
i'm so proud, i got a perfect score!!!! it really drives me up a wall when people pronounce certain designers incorrectly (burberry, for some reason, is like my pet peeve!), so I'm really glad i'm not guilty of it myself! although, i swear by stila makeup (i have for years now) and spend farrrr too much time in sephora/on their website, so if i pronounced those incorrectly, i would have to be very ashamed!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Does anyone know how to pronounce Shu Uemura?
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 9 years
Pronounced perfectly!!!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Yay I pronounced them perfectly!
rocketgirl rocketgirl 9 years
I looked up pronunciations online before I went to Sephora and asked where the Shu Uemura eyelash curlers were located. By the way, it's the best curler EVER!
bugness bugness 9 years
I wish I could make my aunt take this lol. She likes to pronounce Estée Lauder as "ess-tee."
exquisite exquisite 9 years
wow, i got perfect results, but... i would've liked to see Loewe in the quiz, have no idea how to pronounce it correctly..
Bellatrix2 Bellatrix2 9 years
Pronounces perfectly. Not very difficult though : I'm French and there were quite a lot of French brands among the tested ones. :-D I actually found it not natural to read those American pronounciation terms. Sha-nell : it's more a riddle to me than seeing Chanel. ;-)
tickintime tickintime 9 years
Pronounced perfectly...YAY ME!!!
Chiquita-82 Chiquita-82 9 years
I pronounce perfectly :D I also like to see the pronounciations of Shu Uemura, Issey Miyake, L'occitane, Versace, Guerlain, Givenchy, Kryolan, Bourjois... :please:
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I'm on the right track.
MotoLinz MotoLinz 9 years
Hooked On Phonics helped me pronounce perfectly. :rotfl:
jude_babe jude_babe 9 years
tongue-tied.... but right on track...!!!
Fabulous-Me Fabulous-Me 9 years
"You Pronounce Perfectly" That's a first. SUCCESS!!
sassypamela sassypamela 9 years
that was too easy!!!!! perfect score it's really annoying when people say Ye-ves Say-nt Lo-ron-t
craving_vintage craving_vintage 9 years
I pronounce it perfectly. :D
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 9 years
did was fun! But you got me confused abt sephora- obv its not sepp but whats the real difference between the other 2 options??? :S
Jivespeaker Jivespeaker 9 years
woot! I talk good!!!
CamillaCat CamillaCat 9 years
Thank you!
DulceKisses DulceKisses 9 years
I did great
maximumblonde maximumblonde 9 years
Woohoo! Perfect score...helps me feel a little better when I'm trying to bite my tongue and not correct other people's pronunciations! ;)
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
Yay I got perfect score!! Delighted since I've never heard some of them pronounced like Sephora
Beauty Beauty 9 years
CamillaCat, I'll post a cheat sheet with all the answers tomorrow -- plus a bunch of other pronunciation hints. :)
CamillaCat CamillaCat 9 years
I guess I'm on the right track, I didn't see the answer key...how do I know what I got wrong?
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