I love this color. Bust is a beautiful pale cool toned color that I feel is somewhat hard to come by since a lot of other eyeshadows I looked at were way too warm for me. I think this is an excellent crease color for fair cool toned people. I love wearing this with swf on the lid and any color like walk of shame or mac vanilla for a highlight and smudged black eyeliner. Then I go under the eye with more bust and smudged eyeliner.
Bust was first introduced in a BOS palette and has since been made permanent with UD's shadow reformulation. This review is based on my experiences with the permanent version.
I LOVE this shade. LOVE. It's such a versatile color that I'm finding it difficult to describe. At its most basic, it's a shimmery taupe. When applied lightly, it pulls more brown and looks more like a champagne, but when applied more heavily, the gray starts to come through. It looks almost plummy swatched next to shades like Stray Dog and YDK, but it's not really plummy -- I think it'd closer to a true taupe. It's certainly not as plummy (or as nearly as dark) as MAC's Satin Taupe.
IME UD has hit it out of the park with these reformulated shadows and Bust is no exception: it's buttery smooth and very pigmented. A little goes a long way. And I don't experience powderiness or fallout when applying. I use primer, but that said, the wear is great, as has been my experience with most UD shades.
I'm very pale, so I like to wear this in my crease. I often wear it with UD's LE BYO palette shade Rock on the outer half of my lid and the new permanent shade Heartless on the inner half. The gray in Bust plays nicely with both shades while the brown keeps it from looking too smokey and dark for daytime.
I can't vouch for how Bust would look on darker skin tones but I'm willing to bet it'd make a fabulous lid color. It's shimmery but not over-the-top frost.
As a neutral shadow fiend, I <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Bust. If you like neutrals, you prolly will too! continued >>
Returned this, it looks beautiful in the pan, but lacked pigmentation. Reminded me of MAC's Shale that I cannot get to show up on my lid and if I do it's a splotchy purpley mess. Too bad, I had high hopes.l