When it comes to creating a stunning look, Joni Mitchell stole the spotlight at the 2024 Grammys with her performance of “Both Sides Now”. The legendary singer-songwriter’s emotional performance brought tears to the eyes of audience members and viewers alike. Surrounded by crystal chandeliers while sitting on a golden armchair, the setting emphasized Mitchell’s radiant skin and makeup, masterfully done by makeup artist Molly Greenwald.
In collaboration with Ilia Beauty, known for their clean and skin-like complexion products, Greenwald aimed to achieve an ultra-luminous, blushed skin look for the 80-year-old singer. Using Ilia’s natural sheer formulas, she successfully created a classic glowing flushed face that complemented Mitchell’s appearance at the Grammys.
Working with an 11-time Grammy award winner like Mitchell was a surreal experience for Greenwald, who described it as a dream job. The focus was on achieving radiant, glowing skin with a healthy flush, elevated for the special occasion of the Grammys.
To create Mitchell’s Grammy night look, Greenwald started with The Base Face Milk for a hydrated base and then used the Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 in ST2.5 Sombrio applied with her fingers. For a natural complexion, she utilized the True Skin Serum Concealer in SC1.5 Suma, blending seamlessly into the skin for perfect coverage while maintaining a skin-like appearance.
To achieve a luminous glow, Greenwald applied the Liquid Light Serum Highlighter in Atomic and the Multi-Stick in the shade In the City, adding warmth and glow to the complexion. By combining hydrated skin with the highlighter, she enhanced the skin’s natural radiance, tapping the product on the cheekbones and nose for a glowing finish.
For a pop of color, Greenwald recommended using a damp rounded beauty sponge or buff brush to apply bronzing and blush shades with the Multi-Stick. This technique added warmth and a healthy flush to Mitchell’s look, buffing the product around the hairline, apples of the cheeks, and bridge of the nose for a natural finish.
In the final steps of creating Mitchell’s look, Greenwald used the Liquid Powder Chromatic Eye Tint in Hatch on the lids for a pearly golden green color and finished off with the Limitless Lash Mascara for the ultimate touch.
Overall, Mitchell’s Grammy night look was a testament to Greenwald’s skill and expertise, showcasing a timeless and radiant appearance that captivated everyone in attendance. The collaboration between artist and singer resulted in a makeup masterpiece that perfectly complemented Mitchell’s performance on stage.
Ariana Yaptangco, the senior beauty editor at Glamour.