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Sami Gayle talks makeup backstage at BCBG

From left, Kate Nash and Sami Gayle attend

From left, Kate Nash and Sami Gayle attend the BCBGMAXAZRIA Fall 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Feb. 7, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)

BCBGMAXAZRIA was just the second show to hit the runway as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicked off at Lincoln Center Thursday, and backstage Bumble and Bumble's hair team and Sephora makeup artists spent the morning rushing to get the models ready for their Fall/Winter 2013 looks.

“The look is effortlessly cool,” said makeup artist Val Garland. “It's a little bit Kate Moss inspired.”

Bronzer was used to give the Istanbul-inspired looks an outdoorsy feel, and subdued smoky eyes were done with chocolate brown Sephora pencil and matching Dior mascara.

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Lips were swiped with a chubby stick for moisture that matched each model's skintone.

“Blue Bloods” actress Sami Gayle mingled backstage in a form-fitting navy blue and black BCBGMAXAZRIA dress. Though her makeup and pixie cut were perfectly done, Gayle said she doesn't like to spend a lot of time getting ready.

“My biggest thing is I want to be able to do my makeup in five minutes,” she said. “When I do my own makeup, it's a two-second deal.”