Who IS Barry M?

Barry M is a cult-favourite colour cosmetics brand and has been around for over THREE decades! But who IS Barry M?

Well, throwback to the 1970s when a young man began selling a range of beauty products on a stall on Dalston’s Ridley Road Market! His name was Barry Mero, and after expanding to a shop on Brixton Market, the rest, as they say, is history, and Barry M was officially founded in 1982.

Spotting a gap in the market for a more diverse range of nail polishes, Barry began by creating 72 vibrant shades – more than any other colour cosmetics brand before! Barry M was also the first brand to offer black lipstick and white eyeliner.

All products have ALWAYS been cruelty-free and vegetarian, and Barry M is a proud certified Cruelty Free brand!

Barry M is now run by Barry’s son, Dean, as Barry sadly passed away back in 2014.

The brand has grown from strength to strength and offers one of the largest colour collections of any cosmetics brand! Barry M can be found in the UK and Australia. Shop online here.