84-year-old man who went viral for learning to do his blind wife's makeup stars in beauty tutorial

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer

The man who stole the internet’s heart for learning how to do his wife’s makeup since her eyesight was starting to fail has starred in his first beauty tutorial.

Back in October, Des Monahan booked makeup lessons at his local Debenhams department store after his wife, Mona, began to struggle due to her deteriorating eyesight.

Unsurprisingly, the couple — who have been married for 57 years — soon went viral, with social media users dubbing the pair “relationship goals.” But if you thought that was tear-jerking enough, Monahan is now starring in his debut makeup tutorial.

In collaboration with EX1 Cosmetics, the makeup video proves serious competition for fellow YouTube vloggers, as he demonstrates how to achieve a swoon-worthy date-night look.

Des Monahan gives fellow YouTube vloggers a run for their money with his debut tutorial. (Photo: EX1 Cosmetics)

As the 84-year-old begins to apply foundation to his wife’s skin using a Beautyblender makeup sponge, he gives viewers the ultimate lesson in beauty: “Less is more.”


During the tutorial, he tells Mona that she has “flawless” skin that “even Michelangelo would be jealous” of.

And when it comes to concealer, he doesn’t use much, as Monahan tells his wife that she’s already “perfect.”

In the tutorial, the 84-year-old gives lessons in achieving the “paparazzi look.” (Photo: EX1 Cosmetics)

We’re not crying, you are.

But Mona is just as blown away by her husband’s gesture as we are. “I love the idea of getting up and getting my face done, ready to face the world. I absolutely love it. Oh, I’m in heaven,” she says in the video.

BRB, just off to find our very own Des Monahan on Tinder.

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