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Trend watch: Cool beauty packaging

You won't want to relegate these displayworthy tools and cosmetics to the bottom of your makeup case.


We can't help but admire this handmade blown-glass handle, which is like an objet d'art itself. Engler Glass blown-glass makeup brush, $48, at anthropologie.com


It's no wonder this floral compact is so cute: Tibi designer Amy Smilovic created it specially for Bobbi Brown. It includes six pretty purple and gray eye shadow hues, plus two mini brushes. Bobbi Brown Peony & Python palette, $50, at bobbibrown.com


This sporty container may look like a camping water bottle, but it actually holds cologne redolent of mahogany wood, tobacco, juicy apple and pistachio-tree resin. Clip it to your bike to freshen up on the fly. Kenneth Cole Reaction Connected cologne, $50, available July 15 at Macy's, 151 W 34th St at Seventh Ave (212-695-4400, macys.com)


While you may not want to use this lipstick in fear of wearing down the kitschy kitty carved into the top, layering on the creamy, subtle colors with hints of champagne-gold glimmer is worth it. Even after said cat is long gone, you can still ogle the bright printed containers inspired by the latest Paul & Joe fashion collections. Paul & Joe Cat lipsticks, $25 each, at urbanoutfitters.com


Not only does this hypoallergenic bronzer look like cashmere, but it actually contains extracts of the luxe fabric to create a velvety postbeach flush. Physicians Formula Cashmere Wear ultra-smoothing bronzer, $14, at Duane Reade, locations throughout the city; visit duanereade.com


We wish this cosmetics compact was actually a clutch because we'd totally rock it during our next Lower East Side bar crawl. Instead, store the slim, purselike palette in your handbag to doll up your eyes using the ten natural eye shadow shades, aqua-gel eyeliner in brown and double-sided brush. Bonus: It comes with a free sample of eye-shadow primer. Tarte neutralEYES Natural Eye-Shadow Palette Volume II with Deluxe Lifted primer, $44, at Sephora, locations throughout the city; visit sephora.com



Laura Geller Lip Parfaits glosses, $16 each, at Laura Geller Makeup Studio, 1044 Lexington Ave between 74th and 75th Sts (212-570-5477, laurageller.com)



Tokidoki Pittura brush set, three brushes for $35, at Sephora, locations throughout the city; visit sephora.com


SteamCream vegan body lotion, $18, at urbanoutfitters.com


Paul & Joe Color Powder CS eye shadow, $25, at urbanoutfitters.com


Tokyo Milk Kabuki hand cream; and Gin & Rosewater hand cream; $19 each; both at patinastores.com



Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! waterproof mascara, $19, at Sephora, locations throughout the city; visit sephora.com


Guerlain Rouge G lipstick and mirror compact, $47, at Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave at 49th St (212-940-4031, saks.com)