This Lawyer Believes Real Beauty Comes From Happiness

Cybill Uytiepo, partner at a law firm, bank consultant, mom, and wife to a security agent, believes that being happy is the first step in attaining real beauty.
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Cybill Uytiepo, partner at a law firm, bank consultant, mom, and wife to a security agent, believes that being happy is the first step in attaining real beauty.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love spending quality time with my family. I enjoy playing with my kids, reading to them, just being with them. I also enjoy dining out and traveling with my family. When time permits, I dive and travel with good friends.

What makes you happy?
Apart from my family, there are my dogs, good food, nature, and the outdoors.

What other dreams are you in the process of fulfilling?
I want to see our kids grow up to be happy, confident, motivated, successful, and God-fearing, with good and loving hearts.

What impression do you hope to leave through your personal look?
That I’m simple, happy, and positive. And that I dress appropriately. When people see me, I want them to feel that less is indeed more.


Do you have any alternative beauty tips?
I make my own body scrub. My favorite concoction is a combination of ground coffee, brown sugar, and olive oil. It’s great for exfoliating and toning the skin. Also, being happy makes a woman glow from the inside—which is the more important aspect of beauty.


What is your most memorable beauty faux pas?
I had eyelash extensions once. When I had the extensions removed, most of my own lashes went with the extensions. It took more than a month before they grew back completely. Horrible.

Your beauty icon?
My grandmother, Ramona. She takes care of her appearance very well. You will never see her without her red lipstick on. She always looks so polished and smells really good. I got my love for makeup and perfume from her. And her best beauty secret? Pond’s cold cream. She never fails to apply it on her face every night.

What is the best beauty advice you've ever received?
To apply sunscreen and drink lots of water every day.

Life philosophy?
I believe in kindness and generosity. I believe in sharing, in giving. I believe that, as St. Francis of Assisi teaches us, “It is in giving that we receive.” I always pray for blessings so that I can be a blessing to other people.


What would you never compromise on?
I am quite flexible and I believe in negotiations, but I would never compromise anything that concerns the health, safety, and wellbeing of my kids, and my core values and beliefs like self-respect and integrity.

What is your personal definition of beauty?
Beauty is that which evokes positive emotions in a human being.

Cybill's Beauty Go-To Products:

Morning Rush: I have a very basic daily beauty regimen of cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and protecting. The rule is to keep it simple.

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, Murad Perfecting Day Cream SPF 30, Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner, La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 sunscreen, all available at Rustan's Makati, 813.3739

In her bag: I emphasize my eyes by maintaining well-groomed eyebrows. I go to Emphasis Salon for eyebrow threading. I also curl my lashes and apply mascara to open up my eyes, especially when I lack sleep.

Laura Mercier lip gloss, Rustan's Makati, 813.3739; Evian Facial Spray, at leading department stores; Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey cologne,; Dior Diorshow mascara and Shu Uemura eyelash curler, both at Rustan's Makati, 813.3739.

Sleep well: In the evening, I cleanse, tone, and moisturize using the same Dermalogica products, except that I use La Mer moisturizer, and I apply eye cream.

Dermalogica Intensive Eye Repair; Crème de La Mer; Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub, all available at Rustan's Makati, 813.3739.

Hair and makeup by Hanna Pechon for Shu Uemura

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Nicole Limos Morales
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Nicole’s career in publishing began in 2006. Before becoming Town & Country online’s managing editor, she moved from features editor to beauty editor of the title’s print edition. “The lessons in publishing are countless,” she says. “The most crucial ones for me? That to write best about life, you need to live your life. And another I still struggle to live by: ‘Brevity is a virtue; verbosity is a vice.’”
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