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Do you mumble when trying to pronounce your favorite beauty product's name? i.e. I'm looking for Illa-mumble-mumble-ka.
Do you fear the makeup counter at the department store because you actually have to say the name of the product you want?
Do you turn everything into an acronym? For example, Yves Saint Laurent? YSL. Christian Louboutin? Er, "the shoes with the red soles."
If you answered yes to any of those questions, you seriously need to check out this beauty pronunciation guide. No one should live in fear of pronunciation humiliation. (It's going to be OK. I promise.) Check out a few of the hardest-to-say names below -- and make sure to watch the videos for the exact pronunciations. Then, tell us: Which beauty names do you always mispronounce?
Say it like this: ker-a-stass
Click here to hear the correct pronunciation of Kerastase.
Say it like this: shoe oo-eh-moor-ah (According to the company, "if you want to be really authentic, soften the R and make more of a D sound.")
Click here to hear the correct pronunciation of Shu Uemura.
L'Occitane en Provence
Say it like this: lox-ee-tann uhn pro-vaunce
Click here to hear the correct pronunciation of L'Occitane en Provence.
Yves St. Laurent
Say it like this: eve-san-laur-ahnt
Click here to hear the correct pronunciation of Yves St. Laurent.
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