Zoella meets blind beauty blogger Lucy Edwards: ‘Meeting my idol was a dream come true!’

19-year-old Lucy Edwards lost her sight two years ago, but she's refused to let it stop her creating online make-up tutorials. Closer treated her to afternoon tea with her idol, beauty blogger Zoella Sugg


by Miranda Knox |
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When Lucy Edwards went blind at 17, she was devastated.

As a result, the 19-year-old- who suffers a rare genetic condition called incontinentia pigmenti, a disorder ordinarily affecting skin, but which can, in extreme cases, lead to blindness- had to take a year off school, and feared her dream of a career in beauty blogging was over.


However, Lucy has refused to let her disability hold her back. Since going blind she's perfected a make-up regime that she can do herself, and set up her own blog, Yesterday's Wishes, giving beauty tips to her 18,000 followers.

Closer treated Lucy to a trip to Brighton to meet renowned beauty blogger Zoe "Zoella" Sugg, 25, who- since setting up her blog in 2009- has amassed 8.5m YouTube subscribers.


Lucy says: "Zoella's been my idol since I was 14 and meeting her was a dream come true. She gave me great advice about my blog and we swapped numbers. Before I went blind I watched her tutorials for beauty tips.

"When I was diagnosed there were times when I'd feel angry or frustrated. When my sight started deteriorating aged 11, I felt scared about my future, but watching Zoe's blogs pulled me through. Make-up and beauty gave me something positive to focus on and that's why I set up my blog."

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