As a company that’s been around for 134 years, it’s no surprise that Avon is constantly moving and changing to keep up with modern trends. Of course, change is not always easy! The hardest part of what I do is disappointing my beloved customers when their favorite product gets discontinued.
The good news is that Avon never leaves us hanging! There is always something new to try, and usually the replacement is even better and more on-trend than the old version. I’ve compiled a list of the top 12 discontinued avon makeup products that I get asked about the most, plus my recommended replacement. let’s jump in!
#1 True Color Flawless Cream to Powder foundation
So many of my customers were disappointed when they found out the Cream-to-Powder Foundation was going away! While it wasn’t my personal favorite, many folks appreciated the way it went on smooth and creamy, but dried to a matte finish.
FMG CASHMERE COMPLEXION COMPACT POWDER FOUNDATION
The new Cashmere Powder Foundation is a powerhouse, and I think those who liked the Cream-to-Powder Foundation will love this product even more.
Although it’s a powder, it’s designed so that it can be applied wet or dry. When applied wet, it will give you a similar smooth feel and then dry to an even, full coverage look.
#2 True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss
This lip gloss was already gone by the time I joined Avon, but even today there are O.G.s who still ask me about it. It must have been pretty great! Even so, I think even the diehard Glazewear fans will love my recommended replacement – it’s one of my favorite makeup items in Avon’s entire catalog.
Crave Lip Gloss
Crave Lip Gloss is what I always recommend to customers looking for a good gloss. The color payoff is super versatile, and it’s the only lip gloss I’ve ever tried that doesn’t make my lips sticky.
I could go on and on – but since I already did, I’ll just let you click that “get more info” button so you can read the full article I wrote about Crave!
#3 Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation
Smooth Minerals is another customer-favorite discontinued Avon makeup collection that is now gone for good. It was actually one of the first foundation products I ever used growing up, though I quickly moved on to more full coverage options because of my dance activities (and my allergies). Regardless, I understand the love!
Match Dust Finishing Powder
Match Dust Finishing Powder launched earlier this year, and I think it’s a pretty suitable replacement for the old Smooth Minerals line. That said, it’s not technically a foundation, so it only comes in two translucent shades.
However, it’s designed for the same type of natural look, and it’s made from naturally-derived ingredients. I think folks who loved Smooth Minerals will definitely fall in love with Match Dust!
#4 Smooth Minerals Blush
Just like the Smooth Minerals foundation above, the Smooth Minerals Blush was a favorite among my customers. In fact, I use it myself – at least, I do until my current tub runs out! It was great for a natural blush look.
Colors of LOVE Blushing Beads Powder Blush
Although we don’t currently carry a loose powder blush, I think the same folks who enjoyed Smooth Minerals will really like the Colors of Love Blushing Beads Powder Blush.
This blush comes in a powder bead format for easy application, and has a lightweight feel. The color has a delicate pearlescent finish for a beautiful flush.
✦ purchase ✦
UPDATE 10/3/22: This selection has been updated to reflect the launch of the Blushing Beads Powder Blush in 2022.
#5 Beyond Color Lipstick
Beyond Color Lipstick was already being phased out by the time I joined Avon, but customers are still talking about this discontinued Avon makeup product. Luckily, we have a super similar lipstick line that Beyond Color fans should check out!
Glimmer Satin Lipstick
Glimmer Satin Lipstick is launching on March 16, 2021, and it’s a true hero for folks who enjoyed the old Beyond Color Lipstick as well as the now discontinued True Color Lipstick.
This lipstick is in the same ultra-affordable price point as Beyond Color, but I think most customers will find that it’s a huge upgrade from previous formulas. It has a soft satin finish with medium-full coverage – and is great for creating a smooth lip look. Click the “get more info” link below to see my full review of Glimmer Satin.
UPDATE 3/10/21: This selection has been updated to reflect the launch of the Glimmer Satin Lipstick.
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#6 True Color Flawless Liquid Foundation
For a while there, the Flawless Liquid Foundation was our only remaining liquid foundation choice, so it had a pretty solid following. Now that Avon has released more high quality liquid foundations, this product was finally phased out. Not to worry, though – I’m confident that Flawless users will fall in love with my recommended replacement!
Cashmere Complexion Longwear Foundation
Cashmere Complexion Longwear Foundation is my go-to liquid foundation these days. The finish is so gorgeous, and it’s also formulated with nourishing ingredients that make it really soft on the skin.
If you want more details, make sure to click the “get more info” button below to read my full review!
#7 True Color Bronzing Pearls
True Color Bronzing Pearls isn’t our most popular discontinued Avon makeup product, but for a while there it was the last remaining bronzer in Avon’s catalog. It definitely had it’s loyal fanbase! That said, I think my customers will be pretty happy with our new replacement.
Colors of Love Heart-Warming Bronzer Matte Mineral Powder
UPDATE 1/25/23: This selection has been updated to reflect the launch of the Colors of LOVE Heart-Warming Bronzer Matte Mineral Powder.
#8 Super Extend Lengthening Mascara
This mascara was discontinued just last year. Though it wasn’t our most popular mascara, there were plenty of people who were bummed when it left for good. It was designed for lengthening of the lashes.
True Color Love at 1st Lash Mascara
#9 True Color Transforming Contour Stick
Like the bronzing pearls above, this contour stick was the only product of its kind for quite some time in the Avon catalog. Lots of folks really loved it, though it certainly wasn’t one of our best-selling products. That said, people appreciated that it was double-sided to provide more precise coloration when contouring.
Match Wand Foundation Stick
Though our contouring section is technically empty right now, the Match Wand Foundation Stick is recommended for contouring as well as foundation and highlighting.
This foundation stick comes in a wide range of shades, so folks actually have more control over finding the perfect contouring shade for their skin tone. Avon recommends to shade match for contouring by choosing two shades darker than your foundation shade in the Match Wand.
#10 True Color Moonlit Highlighting Powder
The Moonlit Highlighting Powder is not a product I get asked about a ton, but sometimes it does come up – and the person asking is always sad to say goodbye to it. This was a powder-based highlighter with a luminous, pearl finish.
Colors of Love Glow Beads Illuminating Powder
UPDATE 1/25/23: This selection has been updated to reflect the launch of the Colors of Love Glow Beads Illuminating Powder
#11 True Color Flawless Mattifying Pressed Powder
I was pretty bummed when I found out the Mattifying Pressed Powder was leaving. It’s been a staple in my makeup bag for quite some time. Now that I see what they are replacing it with, though, I’m finally ready to say goodbye! I think Mattifying Pressed Powder fans will really love this one!
FMG Cashmere Complexion Compact Powder Foundation
I talked a little bit about the Cashmere Powder Foundation above, and it turns out this baby is pretty versatile! Like I mentioned, this powder foundation can be applied wet or dry depending on what level of coverage you want. When applied dry, it’s like a higher quality version of the old Mattifying Pressed Powder. I’m so excited for Pressed Powder fans to try this out!
#12 True Color Luminous Blush
The True Color Luminous Blush was a makeup bag staple for many people. Folks appreciated the color payoff of this product, and it was a pretty affordable price point.
Glimmer Powder Blush
To replace Luminous Blush, I recommend the new Glimmer Powder Blush. Now that Avon finally has a great powder blush in the catalog once again, this one is a no-brainer.
Glimmer has a similar shade range to the old Luminous Blush, but with upgraded quality. It has a beautiful matte finish, which makes it very versatile. You really can’t go wrong!
UPDATE 10/3/22: This selection has been updated to reflect the launch of the Glimmer Powder Blush in 2022.
Well, there you have it! Those are the top 12 discontinued avon makeup products that customers ask me about the most. Are you missing an old product that’s not on this list? Let us know in the comments, and I’ll do my best to recommend your soon-to-be-favorite product!