Lucy Abbersteen

Digital Beauty Writer

Lucy has been Marie Claire's Digital Beauty Writer since the end of 2017, and covers a range of different topics across skincare, make-up, hair and health. Her day-to-day job can involve anything from picking the brains of top dermatologists, swatching the latest and greatest foundations and chatting to the odd celebrity as part of our Beauty Bytes series (a career highlight has to be her one-on-one chat with TV legend Claudia Winkleman). You'll also see her regularly popping up on MC's IGTV channel for quick-fire questions with industry experts and famous faces, or rummaging through the contents of beauty advent calendars.

A graduate of the University of Sheffield's BA Journalism programme, she first joined the team as Digital Assistant for six months in 2016, and has also written for titles such as Cosmopolitan, Women's Health, InStyle and LOOK. Her biggest beauty loves? Great make-up removing cleansers, hydrating serums and products her thirsty curly hair will soak right up. Beauty bug bears, on the other hand? Clumpy mascara – just not her thing. As well as beauty, a couple of her other topics of interest include female health and mental wellbeing.

When she's not got beauty on the brain you'll find her spending time with dogs, sleeping or working her way through a fat paperback – she'll often get through two or three books a week on her morning commute. She's a big fan of Grey's Anatomy, rosé and not getting caught in the rain (and also bad puns, apparently).