Friday, November 30

Muse Album Cover Series- Origin of Symmetry

Welcome to the second installment of my Muse album cover series! Today's look is inspired by Muse's second studio album, Origin of Symmetry, which was realeased in the US in 2005 (but was orginally supposed to be released in 2001). This album is one of my favorites, and it it greatly different from it's predecessor, Showbiz. With it's heavier, bassy sound and use of experimental instruments, it definitely makes it a treat for the ears (and soul).

The title of the album was inspired by the book Hyperspace by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. It discusses how a future book about the discovery of supersymmetry should be entitled "The Origin Of Symmetry", due to its implications in physics, in reference to the explanatory impact Charles Darwin's "On The Origin Of Species" had on biology. According to Matt Bellamy, "everyone’s been writing about the origin of life so now they’ll start looking at the origin of symmetry; there’s a certain amount of stability in the universe and to find out where it originates from would be to find out if God exists".

According to Bellamy, the artwork is "a collection of work of the fourteen artists who've all been given the same title, so even though each piece is in a radically different style, you get a sense of there being some form of continuity through different people's perception of the same theme." Le sigh.

As you can see, I took inspiration from not only the orange sky, but also from small color details from the posts on the cover (silver and turquoise). I figured a cut crease would go well with the "symmetry" vibe. I didn't want a harsh white lid, so I layered a white duo-chrome shadow with an orange shift to tone it down a bit.

It's really difficult for me to pick a favorite song off of this album. But the ones that get the most abuse from the replay button are, Plug in Baby, Feeling Good, New Born, Space Dementia, and Megalomania. These songs are more than just songs to me, they are pieces of art that are emulated through sound waves. 

I decided to share their live version of Plug in Baby, because come on! Who can sound almost better than the studio recording of their own songs? MUSE, THAT'S WHO. WARNING: Supermassive chills ahead.

  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Buff and Sand Beige
  •  Make Up For Ever Poweder Foundation in #200 

  • BFTE Eye and Lip Primer
  • Sugar Pill Eyeshadow in Tako on lids
  • TKB Trading HI-LITE Eyeshadow in Orange over Tako, brow bone and tear duct
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Corrupt in crease and lower lash line
  • Sugar Pill Eyeshadow in Flamepoint and Butter Cupcake above crease and lower lid
  • Lime Crime Eyeliner in Quill
  • Wet n WIld Silver Metallic Liner
  • Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil in Pure White in water line
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Mermaid over white on water line
  • FAUX Lashes in Black Sparkle

  • Milani Mosaic Blush in Sweet Cheeks

  • Makeup Geek Lipstick in Lovely

I really hope you guys are enjoying this series so far. Take care, and I'll see you next time!

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  1. Muse is an amazing band! I like the way you combined orange eyeshadow with the green one.

  2. This is so pretty! The orange colors looks amazing on you ;)

  3. This is amazing!! So good to see you back!

  4. I love Muse too:) Makeup is amazing!

  5. I LOVE Muse and I definitely love your look, it's stunning! I've seen them live in Milan (I'm Italian!) in 2010 and I thought the same as you: Matt's voice sounds way too good to be live, though it is, and the music... Thumbs up for the entire post!

  6. I really don't like orange but this look is perfect! Love the mixture of colors and how everything goes together. I love some songs from Muse but never got a crush on them; it's more like a love-hate-relationship :)

  7. Stunning! This look is so pretty. And orange looks really good on you. When i wear it, it only makes my look sick. ): Great job!

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  9. I just bought my tickets to see Muse live in concert, I love these looks! I may try my hand at this when I go see them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Drool-worthy!!! I love love love this so much I can't even put enough loves in here without being creepy. Freaking awesome, Ronnie. Great job! I can't wait to see the next album!

  11. preeeeeetty!!!!
    i love plug-in baby live and the way Matt swings his guitar around during it. Swooooon!

  12. I just found your Muse album cover series and I love it so much!!! I love all your looks but this one caught me by surprise. It's "simpler" than some of the other ones in the series, but I love the subtle blue liner on the bottom. You capture the colors and essence of the album artwork really well! I love it when people are inspired by music with their art. I don't use makeup at all but I think I'm your new fan! :)


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