Building a makeup stash may seem like a daunting task, not to mention expensive. You have to remember, though, that expensive does not translate to high-quality. On a related note, just because something is popular at the time doesn’t mean you need it. My makeup stash is fairly expansive, but it didn’t break the bank to build it. I have a mix of high-end, luxury, and drug-store products. I also want to note that a large makeup collection can take a long time to build, especially if you are just starting out. Here are some tips on how to build your makeup collection on a limited budget.