Why We Like Barry M
"They changed the game with their crackle-effect nail varnish toppers, and now Barry M are here to win over our hearts with lashings of colour and sparkle. From everyday skin care solutions to festival-ready body glitter, this brand has your day-to-night look covered. Our fave product of theirs is the Biodegradable Body Glitter in shade Pink Fizz!"
Written by Ellie Child, Content Editor
Barry M have made quite the name for themselves since their initial launch in the 80's. Founded by Barry Mero in 1982, the brand specialised in creating vibrant, show-stopping nail varnishes and makeup palettes that dominated the market.
Barry Mero himself had toyed with the idea of creating a beauty brand from a young age. In fact, it all pretty much started when he began selling nail polish from his mother's front garden.
During the mid 80's, Barry set up a factory and launched a selection of 100 Barry M Nail Paints. After years of hard work and graft, Barry M had earned their title as one of the most colourful names in British cosmetics.
Realising that consumers had a true desire for colour, Barry set about creating even more pigmented cosmetics and even became the first to launch a white eyeliner and offer fluorescent nail colours.
Today, Barry M is distributed amongst a huge array of retailers and are love globally for their saturated, vibrant colour cosmetics.
Frequently Asked Questions about Barry M
I only buy brands that don’t use animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products. Is Barry M suitable for me?
Barry M are vegan-friendly, so no animal by-products or animal-derived ingredients are used in their product lines.
Do they ever test their formulations or end product on animals?
Barry M are a cruelty-free brand. They never test their products or ingredients on animals.
Whereabouts is the Barry M range produced?
The products are made in London in the UK.