I do think my grandmother used more makeup than the average woman did, but my grandmother was very style conscious and read all the latest magazines to make sure she was wearing the color of the season nail polish and such. When she died at age 70 she had four piercings in one ear and three in the other because that was the style in the early nineties. She had been contemplating getting several more piercings in her ears shortly before she died, had talked herself out of a nose ring (am not kidding), and if alive today, I think she would likely would have a tattoo someplace given all the celebrity women who do. She wore all sorts of things as far as makeup. I think she wore eyeliner and the ilk. I wasn't into makeup at the time she passed away, but I remember a rather full stash of things on her makeup table in little tubes (mascara and liquid eyeliner maybe?) as well as several bottles and other substances. I know she wore mascara, blush, lipstick, and perfume when she left the house. I can't remember if she wore eyeliner, eye shadow, or foundation, but given the sheer amount of stuff on the dresser she likely did. My grandmother didn't look like a pinup, but she didn't look frumpy, we'll leave it at that. But my grandmother was likely an anomaly, and I doubt she wore all that stuff when she was younger- they simple didn't have the money to do so. But when my grandmother got her social security check, she set aside some of that each month for things she wanted- her collections and makeup and clothes.