Lucy Abbersteen

Junior Digital Beauty Editor

Lucy has been on Marie Claire's beauty team since the end of 2017, covering a range of different topics across skincare, make-up, hair and health. She currently lives in East London. 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 and national treasure, Claudia Winkleman).

You'll also see her regularly popping up on Marie Claire's IGTV channel for quick-fire questions with industry experts and famous faces, or rummaging through the contents of the year's sell-out beauty advent calendars. Keep an eye out for her exciting new IGTV series launching later this year, too.

A graduate of the University of Sheffield's BA Journalism programme, she first joined the team as Digital Assistant for six months back in 2016. She has since written for titles including Cosmopolitan, Women's Health, InStyle and LOOK. Her biggest beauty loves? Great make-up removing cleansers, hydrating serums and products her dry and loose curls will soak up with ease. Beauty bug bears, on the other hand = clumpy mascara. As well as beauty, some of her other interests include female health and mental wellbeing.

When she's not got beauty on the brain, you're most likely to find her spending time with dogs (her sister owns one of the sassiest cockapoo puppies around), sleeping, or working her way through a book. She'll often get through two or three a week on her morning commute, enjoying a mixture of easy reads, psychological thrillers, drama and non-fiction. She's also a big fan of Grey's Anatomy, rosé and and playing the never-ending game of trying to keep house plants alive.