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The Style & Living editors raided the beauty cupboard to give their verdict on the 15 most iconic skincare, make-up and hair products available at M&S 

The colour-correcting skin primer

“Consider the Stila One Step Correct colour corrector primer your one-stop shop for effective colour correction: the green reduces any redness and blemishes, the lilac brightens and the peach conceals sun spots.” Sophie

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The works-wonders sleep cream

“Promising to make skin look like you’ve had eight hours’ sleep (even when you haven’t), the cult Formula Absolute ultimate sleep cream has more than 130 five-star reviews online. My verdict? Believe the hype!” Dulcie

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The gets-you-noticed fragrance

“Post-lockdown, I’m rediscovering the mood-boosting potential of fragrance, and this plum blossom eau de parfum by Autograph (available in store) received several compliments when worn.” Miranda

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The throat and décolletage cream

“Prai is an expert in targeted skincare with a focus on the neck and décolletage. The bestselling Prai Ageless throat & décolletage crème tackles lines, leaving skin looking firmer and smoother.” Miranda

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The game-changing hair primer

“Who knew a hair primer was the missing tool in my styling kit? Percy & Reed I Need a Hero! Wonder Balm hair primer weatherproofs waves while adding serious shine and definition.” Sophie

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The mood-boosting hand wash

“If there’s one thing we’ve all become connoisseurs of this year it’s hand washing. At only €6.75 a bottle, this Apothecary Calm hand wash is an affordable everyday pick-me-up.” Dulcie

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The botanical cleansing balm

“I’ve been using the indulgent Emma Hardie moringa cleansing balm for about two years. It melts into skin and is easily removed with reusable cotton pads, leaving skin soft, supple and heavenly scented.” Dulcie

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The nourishing night oil

“Harnessing the power of luxurious avocado oil and benefits of grape seed oil, this Formula Absolute ultimate sleep oil helps me cheat the appearance of an unbroken night’s sleep.” Sophie

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The shea-butter hand cream

“Regularly washed and sanitised hands need a rich and hydrating hand cream to keep soap-stripped mitts soft and supple. With Fairtrade shea butter, this L’Occitane hand cream fits the bill.” Dulcie

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The great-value eau de toilette

“I like to keep a bottle of perfume in my bag for run-around days and this Discover Pink Pepper fragrance (available in store) is great for everyday use.” Sophie

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The multi-tasking dry oil

“Cheat your way to lustrous skin in photographs with Nuxe’s Huile Prodigieuse multipurpose oil. Composed of seven precious botanical oils, it smells divine while nourishing hair, body and face.” Miranda

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The glow-getting AHA toner

“Many products claim to deliver instant results but few deliver, unlike the potent REN Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow daily AHA tonic that left my skin softer, smoother and visibly brighter after just one use!” Dulcie

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The bestselling moisturiser

“Whenever my skin gets sensitive and reactive, REN’s Evercalm day cream helps ease redness and irritation thanks to its soothing seed oils.” Miranda

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The sleep spray that really works

“It’s a good sign when you finish a product and instantly hit the reorder button, as is the case with This Works Deep Sleep pillow spray. I simply can’t be without it!” Miranda

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The award-winning hair treatment

“I’m a big fan of Philip Kingsley’s bestselling pre-shampoo hair mask, which leaves my colour-treated hair feeling stronger, hydrated and fully protected against UV damage.” Sophie

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Words: Dulcie Emerson, Miranda Eason, Sophie Hines, Eleanor Spicer