My top 5 beauty products: Nikki Gemmell

Nikki Gemmell, the Aussie author  and columnist behind Personally – Further Notes on Life and the erotic best-seller The Bride Stripped Bare, talks us through the five can’t-live-without products in her makeup armoury.

Well, to be truthful, not all of them are products – Nikki says the only product she uses is Mac’s Diva lipstick, her staple of 15 years. “I’m not sure what I can say in terms of beauty,” she admits. “It’ll be madly eccentric.”

That’s not the word we’d use – there are some seriously useful suggestions in this gallery: