Health & Beauty
Makeup: Beauty Brand Pronunciation Guide
Some brands may be downright difficult to pronounce but with one quick read of this handy-dandy guide, you won't ever have to feel shy at the makeup counter again
The history behind the name: Once upon a time in 1938 a 17-year-old Italian girl named Marcella Fazi married a widowed nobleman named Paolo Borghese and promptly became a Princess. Princess Borghese, like so many of us, loved beauty products and had her toiletries specially made for her using only the finest natural ingredients found on the grounds of her villa in Rome. With aspirations of developing a lipstick line of her own that boasted a wider array of hues than were readily available in those days, in 1956 she finessed an introduction to the founder of Revlon, Charles Revson. Soon her eponymous line launched a collection of bright lipsticks and nail polishes that complemented her couture designer pal Emilio Pucci's famed knitwear. A luxury brand, that soon became known simply as Borghese, was born.
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