Take A Brow

Clorlns Pro Palette Eyebrow Kit Is o bit of a splurge, but it's got everything you need: three shades of brow powder (two double as eyeliner), a beige-pink shadow, holding wax. a brow brush, a double-ended applicator, and mini-tweezers to boot. (S35; clarinsusa.com)

1 polish your brows Tweeze any stray hairs. If your brows are full and strong, brush them into place. If they're light, fill them in with a powder shadow (see left).

2 go gray Apply a soft gray shadow from lashes up to creases. For more definition, line eyes with a darker gray shadow. Top with black mascara.

on-the-go brighteners

Our testers checked out the new flavors (mint, green apple, and watermelon) and amped-up brightening power of Go Smile's Touch Ups (SI 0 for seven; gosmlle .com). 'My teeth were a bit whiter and very shiny. The flavor was fine, and it left my teeth and mouth feeling clean " —Teresa Arroyo, mom of Kollin, 10 months, Lorain, OH

Apply lip balm, then pat on a berry-colored lipstick with your finger as a stain. You can dab some on your cheeks, too, for a hint of color!

treat yourself

To a new makeup bag!

Apple & Bee's pencil case ($29.50: apple andbee.com) and a perforated clutch from SR Squared by Sondra Roberts ($20: sondra roberts.com

snacks goodness inside pb&yay!

ff your kid's a PB&J fiend, this pre-doctored sammy is a godsend when you're in a bind. We're crushing on the new wheat version, which has 16 grams of wholegrains. (Smuoker's Uncrustables, $3)

spice is right

These Indian pastries with cilantro dipping sauce introduce kids to exotic flavors, though the spice is still as mellow as a long nap. Or so you'd think, if you actually took one. (Sukhl's Samosa & Chutney, $6,99)

little dumplinr

Imagine a kid who doesn't like potatoes whipped with four kinds of cheese, then stuffed into a pasta shell. Can't do it, can you? (Mrs.T's Mini Pierogies, $3.49)

warm & toasly

Found: a healthy toaster pastry that's jammy and sweet, but not too sugary, (Amy's Toaster Pops In Strawberry, $1.99)

hummus among us

These mini-pitas stuffed with hummus are the perfect triumvirate of healthy, convenient, and kid-appealing. (Jeanette's Pita Snacks, $4.49)

that's amore

This dinnertime regular doubles as a finger food. It cooks in a snap and has a yummy blend of Italian cheeses Inside. (Bultoni Three Cheese Tortellinl, $3.99)

stick rer here

Switch the fork for chopsticks so kids can try out their skills while scarfing these aromatic dumplings. (Ling Ling Chicken & Vegetable Potstlckers, $4.49)

parentlng.com decernber/january 2010

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