Yes, makeup often represented a sense of power. The most significant difference was the tools they used to apply their makeup. They all had access to the same products that they used for makeup, but more impoverished people relied on clay pots and sticks to help them apply their makeup. In contrast, the more affluent person would use ivory containers, and their tools would be uniquely carved and even bejeweled. Their devices may have affected how well they applied their makeup, although that is uncertain. Even their nails often reflected their social status. More affluent people would have longer darker nails since the working class would often break their nails. The henna that both classes applied to their nails would often fade much quicker on those who used their hands to work.