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While there is no shortage of amazing, affordable beauty gifts to give this season, sometimes it's more fun to think about those wild and crazy wish-list items. As a kid, wasn't the actual daydreaming about what could happen so much more fun than the actual reality of receiving?
We know these extravagant, majorly expensive beauty products won't be showing up under our Christmas tree anytime soon (unless Warren Buffett is feeling very, very generous this year), but that doesn't mean we can't let our minds wander and fantasize about all the pretty products we wish would find their ways into our stockings. Who knows, maybe Santa thinks you've been really good this year. They don't call it a Christmas miracle for nothing. Click through to check out this year's crop of big ticket beauty items and get ready to start coveting.
Photo: (clockwise from top) Courtesy of Make Up For Ever, Courtesy of Thierry Mugler, Courtesy of Barneys
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