Cos­met­ics: The beauty of henna

Daily Trust - - YOUTHVILLE - Text by Eseohe Eb­hota @sleek_­diva88

Body art is one form of makeup that never goes out of fash­ion. This is where Lalle comes into the pic­ture. Made from the henna plant, lalle is a form of body art that is well ap­pre­ci­ated by North­ern women of all ages. For those who live in the North or who were born there, es­pe­cially the ladies, they also ap­pre­ci­ate the beauty of lalle.

It is even more ap­pre­ci­ated dur­ing fes­tive pe­ri­ods like Sal­lah and oc­ca­sions like wed­dings, suna (nam­ing cer­e­monies) etc. Dur­ing th­ese joy­ful oc­ca­sions, beau­ti­ful de­signs are drawn on the body to give it an awe­some look, some­thing to be ad­mired by peo­ple when they look at you.

“To bring out the beauty of the de­signs, the draw­ings have to be done by some­one very skil­ful and cre­ative”, said Lami Baba who had some on her hands. “I love hav­ing this de­signs on me, I don’t have to wait for any spe­cial oc­ca­sion be­fore I have them on”, she added.

Abebe Ifesinachi told YOUTHVILLE why she likes them. “Th­ese de­signs are very beau­ti­ful and be­cause I grew up in the North, It made me love them so I make sure I have them on any­time I’m free or less busy. I just go to a woman I know who is very cre­ative and she does it very well for me”. “And it’s also natural too”, she added.

So why not do some­thing away from the ‘usual’ makeup we are all used to and go tra­di­tional this weekend by giv­ing body art (lalle) a try.

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