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Whittle That Middle

For abs that look better in a bikini (whether you've got a two-pack or a sixer), try this quick trick from Maria Verel, a makeup artist in New York

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Photo by: CN Digital Studio

Whittle That Middle

For abs that look better in a bikini (whether you've got a two-pack or a sixer), try this quick trick from Maria Verel, a makeup artist in New York City: Dribble long-wear foundation two shades darker than your skin tone onto a damp makeup sponge. Tense your stomach, trace the outline of your abs, then blend the edges.

More of a one-piece gal? Stick with a halter style; it shows off shoulders, distracts from fleshier areas and is just plain sexy.

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Tue, Sep 17, 2013 4:13 PM EDT
SELF magazine

Not quite bikini-ready? Fake it with these beauty moves that trim (almost) instantly.

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