Joni Mitchell Wore Ilia Makeup During Her Historic 2024 Grammys Performance

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Joni Mitchell stole the show at the 2024 Grammys ceremony on February 4, where she performed for the very first time. During an emotional performance of "Both Sides Now,” the legendary singer-songwriter sat on a golden armchair surrounded by crystal chandeliers. It was the perfect setting for the uplifting moment, which brought audience members and viewers to tears. It also emphasized Mitchell's glowing skin and makeup, created by makeup artist Molly Greenwald.

For the look, Greenwald used Ilia Beauty, which is known for its clean formulas and skinlike complexion products. In a press release, she said she wanted to create “ultra-luminous, blushed skin” for the 80-year-old singer.

“For Joni’s Grammy night look, I wanted to create a classic glowing flushed face,” she said. “It was the clear plan perfect for using Ilia's natural sheer formulas.”

<h1 class="title">66th GRAMMY Awards - Show</h1><cite class="credit">Kevin Mazur/Getty Images</cite>

66th GRAMMY Awards - Show

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66th GRAMMY Awards - Show

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In an email Greenwald says working with the 11-time Grammy award winner was “surreal, the true dream job,” and a genuine collaboration. “We are always looking to have radiant glowing skin with some healthy flush, and turning it up a notch for the Grammys felt natural,” she adds.

Greenwald started with The Base Face Milk to create a hydrated base, then applied the Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 in ST2.5 Sombrio by using her fingers. To keep Mitchell's complexion natural, Greenwald used the True Skin Serum Concealer in SC1.5 Suma, which “blends beautifully into the skin, giving the perfect amount of coverage while still giving a skinlike appearance.”

To get her luminous glow, Greenwald applied the Liquid Light Serum Highlighter in Atomic and the Multi-Stick in the shade In the City. “I added lots of glow and warmth to the complexion,” she says. “Over plumped, hydrated skin I use the Liquid Light Serum Highlighter mixed in with a skin tint or foundation, as well as tapped on top of the cheekbones and nose.”

For a healthy dose of color, Greenwald recommends applying with a damp rounded beauty sponge or buff brush. “Using both a bronzing shade and a blushing shade Multi-Stick, I add warmth and a healthy flush buffing around the hairline, apples of the cheeks, and bridge of the nose,” she says.

Ilia Liquid Light Serum Highlighter in Atomic

$42.00, Nordstrom

Ilia Multi-Stick in In The City


Lastly, Greenwald applied the Liquid Powder Chromatic Eye Tint in Hatch (a pearly golden green color) on the lids and topped things off with the Limitless Lash Mascara.

Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara

$28.00, Amazon

Ilia Liquid Powder Eye Shadow in Hatch


Ariana Yaptangco is the senior beauty editor at Glamour. Follow her @arianayap.

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