Des and Mona Manahan have been married for an impressive 56 years — and their bond has only gotten stronger over the past few months.
Mona has been losing her eyesight in her left eye for quite some time. She also struggles to hold things properly, as her hands are very shaky. Overall, it’s been difficult for her to apply makeup like she used to.
Last year, Mona decided to hire a professional makeup artist to do up her face for a birthday party. It was then when Des decided he needed to learn the ropes, too.
“Des took the brushes from my hand and wanted to have a try,” makeup artist Rosie O’Driscoll told the BBC.
Des now helps his wife apply her makeup on a regular basis, and “he’s a natural,” Rosie said.
The Irish couple’s story attracted the attention of Mario Dedivanovic, a New York City makeup artist who paints the face of none other than Kim Kardashian. Mario recently invited Des to one of his master classes in London.
What a beautiful love story…
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