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Who says low-maintenance has to be anything less than smokin'? This is 2014, people. In this installment of Real Girl, Real Beauty, we’re proving that you don’t have to sacrifice being a showstopper in order to get out the door looking fab, fast.
Take the local tech scribe, Leena Rao of TechCrunch. Known for rocking eye-catching color like no other, this stunner’s beauty beams through while reporting on the movers and shakers of Silicon Valley. Pulling makeup inspiration from the most famous — and pretty high-maintenance — TV family (here’s a hint: she’s one-half of Kimye), this natural beaut takes us through the prized products in her bag while handing over a few secrets, from tips for flawless skin to how she plays up her best features.
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