Acts of Kindness
Husband takes makeup lessons so he could do it for his wife who's going blind
Talk about a loyal and devoted husband. Wow.
Michael Dabu
09.14.22

“In sickness and in health”

A wedding vow that’s kept through the years, that’s what a senior husband named Des Monahan proved to everyone when he decided to take makeup lessons for his wife, Mona.

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Makeup tutorials are everywhere and most of them are absolutely free. Videos of people teaching other people how to put makeup on are uploaded on almost all social media platforms. It helps individuals who can’t afford to go out and enroll themselves in one – saves them both time and money.

These videos’ audience is usually teenage girls who are just starting to learn how to do it. In fact, even middle-aged women find these tutorial videos quite interesting and helpful at the same time.

But have you seen a man over 80 years old be curious about putting makeup on?

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Des unhesitatingly took makeup lessons from a local branch of Debenhams because he wanted to do it for his own wife. He didn’t mind what other people might say, all he cared about was her wife and keeping her fabulous despite her deteriorating eyesight.

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Mona, Des’ wife for more than five decades, has been suffering from problems with her vision. It made things hard and almost impossible for her to accomplish, one of which was putting her own makeup on.

Thankfully, he knew exactly what to do to save his wife from her predicament.

Where it all started.

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The idea of taking up makeup lessons all started when Mona decided to get her face done for a birthday party. The couple met with a makeup artist named Rosie O’Driscoll. During the makeup appointment, Des told the makeup artist about her wife’s worsening eyesight. Then suddenly, the curious husband took the brushes and tried doing his wife’s makeup himself.

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To her surprise, O’Driscoll said that with the way he held the brushes, he was indeed a “natural.” From that moment, Des’ decided to take makeup lessons from O’Driscoll.

The dedicated husband’s desire to learn to do makeup reached Mario Dedivanovic, Kim Kardashian’s make-up artist. He was deeply moved by Des’ kind gesture that’s why he told his manager, “I want those two at my masterclass in London.”

The couple accepted the generous invitation and finally met Mario.

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“It’s an effort for me to even realize how big it was. Makeup, Mario, the Kardashians, and that. Absolutely nothing in our lives, up until now,” the lucky wife, Mona said while recalling that precious moment.

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The elderly couple also believed that when it comes to putting makeup on, it’s that “less is more.”

“There’s no way that I want my lovely Mona slapped up with stuff,” Des told BBC during their interview.

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Isn’t it lovely to know that a husband like Des was willing to go above and beyond for his wife’s sake? Even after being married for nearly six decades, they’re still going strong and willing to exert maximum effort in making their lives easier – together & forever.

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By Michael Dabu
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Michael Dabu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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