Makeup has long been a cheap and cheerful pick-me-up during an economic cold front. In fact, the term “lipstick index” was coined to explain why lipstick sales increased during a recession. But lipstick isn’t the only antidote for periods of doom and gloom—during the 1930s, brands started offering eye makeup, and shadowed lids were paired with lacquered lips, inspired by actresses like Greta Garbo. GOSH Mineral Colour Pigments are a reminder that you can make a distinct beauty statement without breaking the bank. The highly concentrated loose powders come in an earthy palette of taupe and golden hues, but you can also pack a wallop of colour and shimmer if you’re feeling playful.
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Tan, Gold, Tan, Vanilla, Pink Melon; $12 each
Mishal is the Assistant Beauty and Fashion Editor of Glow.