French women are known for their effortless beauty looks (think less contouring, more fresh-faced), but boy does it take a lot of effort to actually pronounce some of the products that make them look so polished in the first place. Here, 14 to start practicing now (before your next trip to Paree).
14 French Beauty Brands You Might Be Mispronouncing
The wrong way: Vi-chee
The right way: Vee-she
A French pharmacy favorite.
The wrong way: Nux
The right way: Newks
Pardon us while we bathe in their dry oil.
The wrong way: Klo-rain
The right way: Klo-rahn
Trust us when we say that the dry shampoos are a cut above.
The wrong way: Or-lane
The right way: Or-lahn
Same thing without the “kl” in front.
The wrong way: Ah-veen
The right way: Ah-ven
Have perpetually flushed cheeks? This gentle skin-care brand is your new BFF.
The wrong way: La-Roch-Pose-ay
The right way: La-Roesh-Poe-zay
Do yourself a favor and try the sunscreen serum.
Le Couvent Des Minimes
The wrong way: Lay Coo-vent des Mi-nimes
The right way: Luh Coo-vahn de Mee-neem
Hey, at least you didn’t have to spell it.
The wrong way: Bour-joys
The right way: Bor-jwah
Creators of the world’s first powder blush (all the way back in 1863!).
The wrong way: Voter Voo
The right way: Voh-tray Voo
Fun fact: The rosy pink lip color above was what Hillary Clinton wore throughout her campaign.
The wrong way: Leo-nore Grey-el
The right way: Lay-oh-nor Grail
The styling cream (above) is our Holy Grail hair product.
Savon De Marseille
The wrong way: Save-on de Mar-selle
The right way: Sah-von de Mar-say
Leave it to the French to make hand soap chic.
The wrong way: Day-vid Mal-lay
The right way: Day-vid Mal-let
Just when you thought you were getting the hang of it…
The wrong way: Em-broil-lease
The right way: Em-bree-yo-lease
File this under: how to get the dewiest skin.
Le Métier De Beauté
The wrong way: Leh-meteor day Byoo-tee
The right way: Leh-meh-tee-ay de Byoo-tay
If it’s good enough to make the gift bag at the Golden Globes…