YSL stain vs. Dior fluid stick

lip stains Dior is one of my all time favorite beauty brands, especially when it comes to lip products. So, you can imagine my excitement when I heard about their new fluid stick. I was so excited that the weekend it launched, I made a pit stop at the Dior counter while in Vegas for a Bachelorette party.

The fluid stick is described as a having the “benefits of shiny gloss and pigmented lipstick into one color-rich product”. It is also described as long-wearing, lightweight, and having coverage “that is between a gloss and lipstick.” Naturally, I compared it to YSL’s glossy stain.

If you are not familiar with the YSL lip stains, along with having an amazing range of colors, they are also lightweight and long-wearing.

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DSC_0572YSL Glossy Stain in "9 Rogue Lacque" // Dior Fluid Stick in "wonderland"

While the Dior color is beautiful and the formula feels amazing on your lips, my high hopes for the product sank after I took a sip of my morning coffee. I found a good 80% of the product was transferred to my mug rather than staying on my lips. That being said, the product wasn't a total let down as it is far more glossy and hydrating than the YSL stain which I liked a lot.

The fluid stick and glossy stain are both $35, which is a lot more than your average lip gloss. So, my verdict? While the Dior fluid stick is beautiful, it's simply not practical given its very short wear.

Have you tried either of these products? If not, which one would you be more likely to try?