Glossy features Trixie Yutuc

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Trixie Yutuc is an HR executive in charge of recruiting for one of the top 3 petroleum companies in the Philippines. She is a chemist who had stints in logistics, operations and sales and counts watching TV and movies as well as playing golf and traveling as her hobbies.



1. I have morena combination skin that goes through extremes of oily and dry, sometimes at the same time. I have not outgrown the teenage phenomenon of having a pimple breakout during hormonal spikes.
2. My hair is wavy and is a natural de-humidifier ergo it absorbs a good amount of moisture resulting to a bouffant hairstyle worthy of a Falcon Crest casting (Gasp! I just revealed my age! LOL!). I regularly have my hair Keratin treated to manage the frizz and puffiness.
3. I am a make-up amateur. I do not have the skill or the patience to put the whole make-up shebang on myself.
4. I consider myself a high-maintenance-easy-on-the-budget chick. My essentials include a mix of steals and splurges that balance out in the end.


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Dove Shampoo and Conditioner. I rotate between the blue and pink variants. Dove makes my hair feel healthier and more manageable plus it doesn’t make my scalp itch. The pink variant makes my hair less puffy although not totally straight but I’m ok with it. This leaves my hair smelling really good for at least 24 hours and it doesn’t cause acne and backne!

TRESemme Smooth and Shine Mask. I’ve been using this for months and it was great for when my hair was longer and the ends were getting dry. It’s good to use every other day to keep ends from getting too brittle. Of course, this won’t make your hair trim-proof, but this helps make the trim-length as short as possible.

Kerastase Chroma Sensitive Rinser. Treated hair should be washed with no- or low-sulfate shampoo so this is what I use to clean my hair every after 2 days of regular washing. This feels like a conditioner and does not lather much. Although even with that, this leaves my hair soft and clean smelling.

Kerastase Samples. Hooray for free samples when you buy Kerastase products! The tiny bottle here is for volume enhancing. Not pictured is my new discovery and next on my list: Bain Cristal Thick. Tried it a few times and it makes thick hair so light feathery and yet very tame and manageable. And it’s the best smelling of all the Kerastase products so far for me.

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Kerastase Oleo Relax Serum. After air drying my hair, I use this to tame some shorter strands near the roots and to smoothen out the ends. Works like magic!
Sunsilk Weather Defense Serum. I use this when I know I’ll be under the sun during the day and also when it’s extra humid. This has UV shield and prevents your hair from becoming a moisture magnet.



Safeguard Active Deo-Cool Blue Soap Bar. Those TVCs with amoeba-like animation on people’s bodies really got to me when I was young. So if I feel the need to be 99%-germ-free clean, this is what I use. Not only does it smell good, it’s also PAMET recommended!

Dove Go Fresh Moisturizing Body Wash (Grapefruit and Lemongrass Scent). I love the citrujs-y smell of this wash and how soft your skin feels after bathing. It moisturizes your skin but does not leave you feeling like you need to rinse yourself a little bit more.

Vaseline Total Moisture Aloe Fresh. This has a light formulation, fresh scent and is easily absorbed by the skin, which are the top 3 things I look for in a body lotion! This lotion does not make you feel sticky, even when you start sweating – perfect for our very humid weather.

Nivea Intensive Moisture Serum (SPF 25). I use this when I know I’m going to be out under the sun for a significant period of time during the day. It keeps me from getting too sunburned without having to make me feel like I have gooey sun-block on.
Nivea Extra Whitening Cell Repair & Protect Body Milk. It also has a light formulation and is easily absorbed by the skin. This one helps even out my skin color when I get an unfortunate and unexpected sock/shirt -tan from golf or a watch-tan from long hours of driving (I got this during my stint in Sales when I was assigned in Central Luzon.).

Dove Go Fresh Cucumber and Green Tea Scent Deodorant. Underarm protection that doesn’t irritate skin, discolor clothes and has a very mild scent that doesn’t compete with your cologne and makes you smell manang-ish.



Neutrogena Deep Clean and Clean & Clear Deep Action Cleanser. I find that rotating the two allows me to help keep my skin from developing “immunity” to a product. I normally use either of the two to wash my face of dirt and make-up at night and to prep my skin for the day in the morning. Both work the same way for me and helps control oil and reduce the occurrence of pimples.

Dove Beauty Bar. When my combination skin decides to change seasons and switch from La Nina to El Nino, I switch to this because it helps keep my skin from drying out and adds just the right touch of moisturizing without the oily feel.


Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Moisturizer with Cooling Essence. I put this on every other evening before going to bed. I love that it’s cooling effect which is a perfect pre-sleeping therapy. It smells great too!



Neutrogena Ultra Sheer (SPF 50). I love this moisturizer and sun block in one because after application, it doesn’t feel like you have anything on. You don’t even need a lot because it spreads out easily and gets absorbed just as fast. And you can use it under make-up.


Body Shop All-In-One Face Base (05). The coverage of this powder base is good and yet still sheer enough to look very natural.

Body Shop Lip and Cheek Tint. Best. Product. Ever. This product adds just the right amount of color to your cheeks to keep you from being mistaken for the next -best-thing…in The Walking Dead. It may take some practice to get the application right but once you get the hang of it, you can’t go wrong.

Maybelline Pure Blush Mineral (Rose). I brush the apples of my cheeks with a little bit of this for that added oomph of color. This has a tiny bit of shimmer so it helps polish off the flushed look.

MAC Studio Careblend Pressed Powder (Medium Plus). I use this sheer powder to keep the shine away without adding more layers of make-up on my face.
MAC Brow Set (Show Off). My eyebrows are out of this world. I would say they’re Vulcan because if not trimmed and managed, I would end up with Spock-brows. This gel helps keep my brows at bay and fills in lighter areas to make my brows look fuller and less…well, alien.

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm (SPF 15) in Cherry Kiss and Menthol. My lips are prone to drying and cracking so I use lip balm a lot. Cherry Kiss adds a hint of color when used. On a particularly warm day, I use Menthol because of the cooling sensation you get, especially when you’re in front of a fan or A/C. I remember my derma telling me that lips suffer from sun damage too and need to be protected hence the SPF. Pucker up!



Jo Malone Verbenas. This is my favorite scent in the whole universe. This is similar to the one by Loccitane but I find that this one lasts longer and is a little bit more sweet-smelling. This makes me feel pretty and happy. I hear they’re discontinuing this scent. *Presses panic button*

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea. Also a favorite, I like this because it’s mild and fresh-smelling. It makes you feel like you just came out of the bath.

D&G Light Blue. This is my go-to fragrance for formal events. The scent is stronger and attention grabbing but not too heavy. And it doesn’t make me dizzy!

Johnson’s Baby Cologne and Denenes. Now who doesn’t want to smell like a baby? Whenever I just want to smell light and fluffy like a newly bathed infant, I splash on either of these colognes and I instantly feel like I’m 3. All I need is baby powder all over my body.



I like to take care of my hands, feet and nails so my regular me-time includes a visit to Nail Tropics in Eastwood to have a mani-pedi every 2 weeks. My polish of choice would include Jessica in Stark Naked and LA Colors in Sheer Beige for nude nails and Essie in Ups and Orly in Bus Stop Crimson for red nails.



I don’t invest in expensive make-up because: 1. I don’t have a lot of events wherein I use them, 2. I don’t really know how to put them on and 3. I have a ton of MUA friends who are willing to help with #2.

Of course, I always want to be prepared. In the event wherein I need to do my own make-up, I bring out my Break-In-Case-of-Emergency Kit.

The Body Shop Nature’s Minerals Foundation (05). This is very easy to apply, non-sticky and has great coverage. Plus, I love using the Kabuki brush.

The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes (Pallete 06). This adds the just the right amount of shimmer to the lids and the colors are easy to blend with each other. The neutral tones are perfect for make-up amateurs like me.

The Face Shop Brush Eyeliner. This is also easy to use because of the pointed tip which helps with the application even with your eyes going 10 blinks per second.
Maybelline Colossal Kajal. A tad thicker than the brush eyeliner, this is a good eyeliner to use for more defined eyes (Think: Kardashians, Princess Jasmine). This is Racoon-eyes-proof so it’s hard to remove so be prepared with your potent eye make-up remover. It takes practice to learn how to use, though. PS. I’m still practicing…so thank God for How-To videos on You Tube.

Maybelline Unstoppable Lash Extension. Replaced by the Illegal Length mascara, I love that this actually adds fibers to your lashes to extend them. Hello Betty Boop eyes!

Maybelline The Magnum Volume Express Mascara. I have normal length lashes that are stick-straight. I find that after curling my lashes and putting this on, I have thicker and longer lashes worthy of all the batting that the eyes can do.

Body Shop Lip Liner (Pink Brown) + Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss (Candid). I learned this from my wedding MUA. Define and fill in the lips with the lip liner and then add gloss to create soft pinkish-nude shimmery lips. Again, this duo is fool proof for make-up amateurs.

Channel (Mademoiselle), MAC (Brave) and The Body Shop (53). I’m not a fan of lipstick so thanks to my friends who so generously give me make-up, I now have 3 basic shades I can use: brownish pink, nude pink and red.

as told to divasoria

Written by divasoria

February 14th, 2014 at 8:12 am

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  1. If she didn’t mention Falcon Crest, I would have thought she’s just 18 and her picture was taken at her debut. She’s very pretty and looks very “fresh.”

    Psyche Castillon

    16 Feb 14 at 5:46 am

  2. haha! Trixie is actually my classmate in grade school – so we are well into our 30s. GASP! 😛


    16 Feb 14 at 6:08 am

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