Tik Tok user Briana Christianson took on another make-up hack by applying henna or better known as Mehndi as a lip tint. Mehndi is also a traditional yet fun pre-wedding ritual associated with South Asian and Middle Eastern culture.
The Indian tradition of a Mehndi ceremony is hosted, generally the night before the wedding, as a way of wishing the bride good health and prosperity as she enters another happy phase of her life in marriage. Mehndi, otherwise known as henna, is a paste associated with positive spirits and good luck, especially during Indian weddings.
Watch Tik Tok user Briana Christianson apply henna on her lips,
What is henna generally used for?
Henna is also used for a variety of traditional medicinal uses like being used as a coagulant for open wounds and as an agent to soothe burns and eczema. Fresh leaves may be used as a topical antiseptic for fungal or bacterial skin infections, including ringworm infection.
Desi netizens were clearly on the fence about her use of henna on her lips, some pointed out that she may have not used natural mehendi risking herself to a skin irritations.
Dangers of using poor grade henna, that’s not all of it. There’s a horrendous trend of “Black Henna” swaying naive brides-to-be with the misconception that it’s an ancient art. The reality is that it’s such a hazardous substance that it has been banned in a number of countries, read more here
For more wedding tips visit our Indian Weddings planner resource here