Junior Goddess has tagged her buds for a Mama MeMe. My mother was not into girly things - the only hairstyle advice I remember was "Get your hair out of your eyes!" about my bangs. And she *definitely* didn't do makeup.
When I was in high school in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Mom was a cashier at the huge motel and truck stop at Holding's Little America. A manager who liked Mom a lot suggested that Mom should wear a little makeup, at least some lipstick. So Mom and I went to Woolworth's. She hunted around in the bargain bin and came up with a tube of really dark red. Now Mom is a pale-skinned woman, with dark blonde/light brown hair, so dark red was *not* a becoming color. Regardless, she wore the lipstick to work, and she got her way. Her supervisor said, "Mmm. Maybe no lipstick is OK for you."