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    Musician Randa Leigh is the kind of girl who buys her beauty products from the produce section of her local co-op. She also just landed a gig as the face of Ardency Inn's summer campaign.

    Leigh, it seems, is the perfect fit for a makeup brand so deeply connected to the music scene. The singer and one half of Shadows on Stars makes what she calls "indie pop with an urban flair," leading some to compare her to superstar artists like M.I.A. and Santigold. The band's tunes are gritty and danceable — and they were stuck in our head for hours. It's no wonder Ardency Inn took quick notice.

    "We discovered Shadows on Stars about a year ago and were immediately struck by Randa's raw musical talent and striking beauty," says Gilles Kortzagadarian, Ardency Inn co-founder.

    Indeed, the Portland-based Baltimore native has that kind of effortless, #wokeuplikethis vibe that translates even when she's in hot-pink lipstick and white eyeliner. But, we're not the only ones feeling inspired by her. According to James Vincent, the brand's director of artistry and education, the new-wave looks for the summer campaign took cues directly from Leigh herself. Click through to see the photos and to learn the musician's beauty secrets.

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