Cosmetics: The beauty of henna
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.