The real wealth is not in artificial things like lipstick and iPhones. It's found in the God-given nature. Check out this nice mantra, purport and class by His Grace Purujit dasa about the history and opulence of the Vedic culture of India and how to live in an efficient, clean way.
At that time Arjuna, the great warrior and conqueror of sleep, who is the intimate friend of the most beloved Supreme Lord, took up an umbrella which had a handle of jewels and was embroidered with lace and pearls.
Gold, jewels, pearls and valuable stones were used in the luxurious royal ceremonies. They are all nature's gifts and are produced by the hills, oceans, etc., by the order of the Lord, when man does not waste his valuable time in producing unwanted things in the name of necessities. By so-called development of industrial enterprises, people are now using pots of gutta-percha instead of metals like gold, silver, brass and copper. They are using margarine instead of pure butter, and one fourth of the city population has no shelter.