Take inventory. Beauty editors are keenly aware of what's already on the market and where there's room for better products. Knowing what you have will help you to know what you need.
Purge. Take stock of products that haven't worked as expected or are expired to make room for your new beauty finds.
Gather inspiration. Editors receive product pitches daily. You'll have to do a tiny bit of digging. Peruse your favorite sites to identify color trends and the latest skincare ingredients.
Make a wish list. Make note of the holes you identified in your collection in Step 1 and choose potential replacements. Pick a few splurge goodies and some save items.
Set a budget. Here's where you decide how many splurge items you can afford and where you will need to economize. Pro Tip: splurge on moisturizer and foundation.
Go shopping! Finally the fun part! With your list to guide you, add to cart until your heart is content. If you can, try to time your shopping with the big retailer sales, like the Sephora Spring Event happening now.