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Groucho Marx

I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll be glad to make an exception.
-Groucho Marx

Okay, I’m going into very unknown territory here. My eyebrows were so not-red as compared to my newly-henna’d hair that, well, I henna’s my eyebrows.


This is with the paste on, obviously.

My logic went something like this:

  1. I’m bored.
  2. My grandma tatooed her eyebrows… what’s so different about using henna on ’em?
  3. Facial skin is too thin and oily to stain very well. So, my eyebrow skin shouldn’t be orange for too long. I hope.
  4. I’m bored.

So I took out my last cone of slimy-ass mehndi henna that I used on my hand the night before. (I had already decided to throw the batch out because, while the staining power was fine, it was a nearly unworkable texture and bled like hell overnight.) I coned in each of my eyebrows and cleaned them up around the edges with Q-tips. Then I put my hair back with a band to keep it from sticking to my eyebrows and took a photo for you all to giggle at. I’m gonna pray for four hours that this wasn’t a really, really bad idea, then wash it out and take another picture for y’all.

Wish me luck!


  1. Christine says:

    OMG!! You are BRAVE!! I love it.
    Can’t wait to see how your brows come out!
    I’d tell ya to “put the cone down and back away slowly” but I can see it’s way too late for that! 🙂
    Don’t stop with the pics!

  2. megan says:

    i dunno, i kinda like it. is it sticky? do you get things stuck to your eyebrows? hahaha, i’m just kidding! along with your hair it looks good. nice color!

  3. Elaine says:

    So a Henna Tribe chica told me that they do this regularly at their salon — lol, guess I wasn’t being so brave after all. 🙂 The total effect is more like a long-lasting brow pencil. And Megan, it was totally sticky, but only for about twenty minutes! Then it was just like having dried mud on my face. Quite fun, actually.

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