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Cost of Vintage Beauty Products

How Much Did These Beauty Products Used to Cost?

In the mid-1970s, the average cost of gasoline was about 60 cents per gallon, and stamps cost just 13 cents each. Flash forward a little over 30 years later and thanks to inflation, gasoline now hovers around $3 per gallon, and stamps are up to 44 cents apiece. But that's not all that has changed. The price of beauty products has risen with the times, too. Are you sensing where I'm going with this? I'll give you the product and the date, and you see if you can guess how much said item used to cost back in the day. And be sure to take my first vintage prices quiz, too.

How Much Did These Beauty Products Used to Cost?

Jergens Lotion, 1946

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vanityx0kills vanityx0kills 6 years
This one was really hard! Things have gotten so expensive over the years. /:
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I can't believe it runs around $7 where you are... it's always my go-to foundation when I'm hitting the worst of the broke college student life since it's so cheap here. And Gil Elvgren has the best pin-up pictures :)
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Nice, PostMod! It can get sooo pricey in my neighborhood :( I'm totally in love with your avatar pic, btw.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
0/5 heehee :) Covergirl Clean Makeup costs $7??? I always see it for about $3.99. In fact, the most expensive I've seen it is like $5.99 at Ulta.
MsChoo MsChoo 7 years
1/5 but it was fun!
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
1/5 How pathetic. *lol*
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