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Lipstick Prices and Inflation

How Much Did Lipstick Cost Then . . . And Now? Take the Quiz

In 1959, Maybelline Magic Mascara was only $1.00 (meaning back then, you could probably complete your entire makeup routine with less than $10 bucks). In today's terms, one of the only things that cheap is a foundation sponge. Inflation can be a kick in the pants, but in some cases, not as much as you expect it might be. So let's take a look at beauty history and economics. Can you guess how much the following five lipsticks used to cost? There's only one way to find out.


How Much Did Lipstick Cost Then . . . And Now? Take the Quiz

CoverGirl Medicated Lipstick, 1964

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