SB asks: Buying Makeup for Purpose or Collection?

Over the weekend I had an epiphany.  I came up to NYC to visit a couple of friends, one Caucasian and one Korean.  I give them all of the makeup that doesn't compliment my skin in the best way.  Looking at their makeup, I realized that they own a little of this and a little of that. I asked how often they bought makeup, and both told me they just replenish their everyday items.  They own 5 eyeshadows. One powder. One foundation. One eyeliner. It got me thinking.

There's no way in the world that all of my makeup can go to good use.

When certain collections come out, I've got them.  When Holiday resurfaces, I take advantage.  I have more makeup than anyone could ever use.  And FOR WHAT?! I realize that I am more of a collector than an everyday user.  I wear makeup maybe once a week....this alerts me that my addiction to makeup is getting a little unsafe.

Question: Do you purchase makeup solely for your daily needs or more as a collector?