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Can You Guess How Much These Beauty Products Used to Cost?

It would be pretty amazing to go back to the days when 79-cent lipsticks were the norm, but due to inflation, sadly, it's not going to happen. Have you ever seen those birthday cards that feature how much everyday staples — like a loaf of bread or carton of eggs — cost the year you were born? That's the inspiration behind this quiz. Let's see if you can guess how much the following beauty items used to cost back in the day, starting with this retro Maybelline Mascara ad ($10) from the late 1950s.

Can You Guess How Much These Beauty Products Used to Cost?

Maybelline Magic Mascara, 1959

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vanityx0kills vanityx0kills 6 years
1/5 /: Prices have sure escalated since then!
vanityx0kills vanityx0kills 6 years
1/5 /:Prices have sure escalated since then!
GummiBears GummiBears 6 years
2/5 *giggles*. IMO makeup has come a long way, especially if you are darker than a medium.
wtf-kas wtf-kas 6 years
boooo 1/5 ..but that was fun!
wtf-kas wtf-kas 6 years
boooo 1/5 ..but that was fun!
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 6 years
I think beauty was expensive then like it is now. Only the worth of the dollar has changed. It's better and more advanced now thankfully. I sure wouldn't want to have pan- cake mascara or foundation.
inlove23 inlove23 6 years
Lmao. I love all the bloopers. I got 1/5, but it was a fun quiz!
risqueredhead risqueredhead 6 years
re: question 3 - $5 more than $1.19 isn't $5.19 :p
thenekoling thenekoling 6 years
for question #4, this happened Correct answer: 10 cents Cutex's sexy Black Red shade of nail polish could be purchased for only 50 cents back in the day. wait, what? 10 cents or 50 cents?
thenekoling thenekoling 6 years
for question #4, this happenedCorrect answer: 10 centsCutex's sexy Black Red shade of nail polish could be purchased for only 50 cents back in the day.wait, what? 10 cents or 50 cents?
Ellenora Ellenora 6 years
3/5. Not bad!
Ellenora Ellenora 6 years
3/5. Not bad!
pharm_chick pharm_chick 6 years
lol 1/5 as well. man i wish i could time travel and buy chanel #5 for $3!
neonbee neonbee 6 years
Oh goodness, I only got 1 right.
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