Scholars have assumed for decades that the lead paints that Egyptians painted their faces with had to have been really bad for them. This makes lots of sense. After all, lead is really quite toxic and kills in high enough doses. In spite of this, the followers of the god Horus who painted their faces in the god's likeness came to believe that their ritualistic makeup actually extended their lives. Were they crazy? Learn more as Matt and Charlie explore the strange world of magically protective cosmetics.