84-year-old man learns to do beloved wife's makeup before she goes totally blind

Jun 20, 2018
07:42 A.M.

A doting husband, 84-year-old Des Monahan, mastered make-up skills to ensure his wife, Mona, always felt and looked her best before she goes totally blind.


Caters News shared a clip of the couple’s interview on YouTube on June 14, 2018.

Des and Mona Monahan, from Waterford, Ireland, are a couple very much in love, ready to do something special for each other.

83-year-old Mona’s eyesight is deteriorating and she will one day be completely blind. Her husband wants to make sure she looks and feels her best when if she cannot see herself in the mirror.

Des said, “Mona’s eyesight is deteriorating and she won’t be able to do her make-up in the future so I thought the quicker I learned the better.”


The two octogenarians decided to take make-up classes with artist Rosie O’ Driscoll at their local Debenham’s store. He has been trying to master the skills since last October.

Now, about eight months later, Des can apply his wife’s make-up from the comfort of their home. He is beaming with confidence as he joked that he could teach his own make-up masterclass.

The man can now draw on eyebrows, apply bronzer and blusher, besides lipstick and mascara. The tutor is thrilled to have helped the couple.


The couple does not know when Mona will lose her sight completely but they did not want to wait for that to happen. They met the 43-year-old artist when they visited the Benefit counter and Des began using the brushes during their first meeting.

He described Rosie as “a great friend” and he visited her daily to see her and get more tips. The regular Debenhams shoppers met the make-up artist when they were going to a party.

Rosie said that Des just took the brushes and said, “That’s easy, I can do that.” She added that they are a lovely couple and it was clear that the husband wanted to help his wife from the very beginning.

She said that Des and Mona’s story only proved that age or gender is not a barrier to learning a new skill.

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