Dior recently released a new lipstick formula, Rouge Dior Haute Couleur. The line up of 32 shades are each inspired and named after a Dior Couture dress. The lipsticks contain hyaluronic acid which is meant to soften, smooth and plump the lips.
The lipstick offers full coverage, and lasts really well. Its not a light weight lipstick (there is no slickness to it) and I don't find it particularly moisturising. It has a slightly tacky feel to it. I bought shade #296 Quadrille Beige (£22) which is a rosy beige with shimmer.
YSL's newest lipstick formula is Rouge Pur Couture. They are meant to be highly pigmented, comforting and hydrating with the added bonus of SPF 15. I swatched nearly all of the colours at the store and there is no doubting that these are pigmented. The range contains some really vibrant colours and an array of nudes. I bought shade #11 Rose Carnation (£22), which is a delicate slightly cooled pink with subtle silver shimmer.
It terms of texture its not drying nor uncomfortable but I have far more moisturising lipsticks than this.
Out of the two, although the Dior outlasts YSL, I prefer the texture and finish of YSL. I've seen a lot of raves for these so perhaps I was expecting something a bit special but I just wasn't overly impressed so won't be buying any more.
Both lipsticks are scented.