Des and Mona Manahan, accompanied by makeup artist Rosie O'Driscoll. (from BBC Video)
The Irish Des and Mona Manahan were married 56 years ago. For six months, in 1952, he courted singing "they Try To Tell Us We're Too Young"by Nat King Cole. When they met half a century together they went to celebrate Las Vegas. They never lost love or companionship, and when Mona began to suffer an irreversible deterioration of sight, she refused to learn to make up her makeup.
At 84 years old he was a student again, in Benefit Ireland, with Rosie O'Driscoll, the makeup artist Mona had gone to consult at the local Debenhams in Waterford. Des accompanied her: "and then took one of the brushes of my hand and began to make up," saidO'Driscoll, who shared the story in their social media accounts. As he watched him work on his wife's face, he said: "You have the gift, it comes naturally".
While discontinued in his studies, BBC did an interview with the couple, in which they told their life together, and one night they went to the Late late Show, along with the makeup artist, and the man explained to Ryan Tubridy, driver of the program That made millions of Irish cry, his ideas about the best makeup for his wife's face that, in his opinion, was so beautiful that it looked better with the minimum: "Less is more".
Then Mario Dedivanovic, the make-up artist who has been working with Kim Kardashian for more than a decade, found out about the case. He was about to give a masterful of makeup in London and wanted the student of 84 years to participate in it.
"A few months ago I met the story of Des and Mona," wrote Dedivanovic in his Instagram account, in a photo with the couple. "Mona began to lose sight and her husband Des began taking makeup classes at Benefit Ireland with Rosie O'Driscoll to learn to make up. I called my manager and told him I wanted to invite Des, Mona and Rosie to the Master class, and we did it. "
The make-up artist thanked Benefit Ireland and said that by seeing them his heart swelled with excitement. "It was the best of the Master class and the year,"he added, with the hashtag #TrueLove (True love).