Here's a great recipe for lead-based powder. In the 18th century it was considered highly fashionable to whiten your face, and have sparkling eyes, made so by belladonna drops.
Recipe for Lead Powder
Several Thin Plates of Lead
A Big Pot of Vinegar
A Bed of Horse Manure
Perfume and tinting agent
Steep the lead in the pot of vinegar, and rest it in a bed of manure
for at least three weeks. When the lead finally softens to the point
where it can pounded into a flaky white powder (chemical reaction
between vinegar and lead causes lead to turn white), grind to a fine
powder. Mix with water, and let dry in the sun. After the powder is dry,
mix with the appropriate amount of perfume and tinting dye.