For a work of fiction, I need to know how one would produce cosmetics from the available products at those times (circa 1500).
I imagine I would need - beeswax, which was probably widely available - oil - but which one? Linseed? Hemp seed? Perilla? - butter - for concealers, butter-like products. Cocoa, Shea butter I think we're not really available. Would avocado work? - pigments. I know white lead was common, probably some earth pigments as well.
Does anyone have any information about the ingredients available and used in those times?