When Mona Manahan went to the makeup counter at Debenhams, a department store in Ireland, her husband of 56 years, Des, tagged along. He teased the woman doing Mona’s makeup and she jokingly said, “Well, you do it.” So he did. And he was pretty good at it, too.
Des liked doing his wife’s makeup so much, he went back for more lessons from makeup artist Rosie O’Driscoll. And since Mona’s eyesight is deteriorating, he now knows how to apply it for her. Word of this husband’s sweet gesture of love has spread and their story has gone viral for all the right reasons.
“We’re not trying to look like 30-year-olds or 40-year-olds or 50-year-olds,” Des says. “We both love each other as we are at 83 and 82, which I think is enough.”