Husband Learns to do Wife's Make-Up After she goes Blind

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You're never too old to learn new things, and at 83 years old, Des Manahan is becoming a makeup artist.

Applying makeup has never been something he was interested in, but he took it up when his wife of 56 years, Mona, started losing her eyesight and could no longer do it herself.

One day, Des accompanied Mona to a department store to watch a makeup artist do her makeup and watched very intently. He thought it might be something he could learn to do, so he returned to the store several more times and took lessons until he became more proficient.

Now, Des is the only makeup artist Mona needs, and he knows exactly what she likes. He says, "We definitely don't go for any kind of heavy makeup of any kind. Less is more." (People)


A few months ago I heard the story of Des & Mona, a couple from Ireland. Mona began losing her eyesight and her husband Des began taking makeup lessons at Benefit Ireland with @rosieodriscoll74 so he could learn to apply her makeup for her ♥️♥️ I called my manager and told her i wanted to invite Des, Mona and Rosie to #TheMasterClass and we had to make it happen. Big thanks to @benefit_ire for helping me to make this possible. My heart felt so full seeing them there in front of me. My highlight of #TheMasterClass London and of the year ♥️ ♥️♥️♥️ #TrueLove #benefitireland

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