Beauty Bay Reviews

2.70 Rating 193 Reviews
41% of reviewers recommend Beauty Bay
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About Beauty Bay: Beautybay.com stock a wide range of skin care, hair care, make up, fragrances and male grooming products from brands such as Tigi, Bare Escentuals, Wella, GHD< Too Faced, ole Henriksen and more. BeautyBay.com stocks over 7000 beauty products at highly competitive prices for its customers. Our top brands includes Mario Badescu, CARGO Cosmetics, Stila, Warren Tricomi and more.

Phone:
0161 848 4480

Location:
PO Box 518

Categories:
Health & Beauty
Perfumes
Make-Up
Hair&body
Health & Beauty
Perfumes
Make-Up
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Merchant Metrics
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Shipping & delivery
delivery methods
Courier
average delivery time
Over a month
on-time delivery
Greater than 42%
accurate and undamaged orders
Greater than 82%
Customer Service
communication channels
Email, Live Chat
queries resolved in
Over a week
Avg Email Response Time
-1 hours
Returns & Refunds
refunds process
Difficult
"The slander and bullish customer service this company put on our daughter has caused her to start self harming again after 10 years. She had nothing but problem after problem to which they did not want to resolve. After taking the complaint to Trading Standards, the whole incident which spanned over a month came crashing down. We have to now pick up the pieces of the shattered mental health of our daughter. Although we knew what the company was doing to her, we didn’t realise how bad it was until reading all the messages she’d sent, the 357 screenshots stored on her phone as evidence, to all she received was bullying online in an open forum, via private message online and email. If you wish to protect yourself or your family, then a disagreement with this company isn’t worth the pain and trauma. 10 years of mental health growth and recovery have been flushed down the drain by a 2 month period with BeautyBay employees. We and the family now have to start all over again. Thank you BeautyBay for resetting the hard work not only by our daughter, but her family, doctors, consultants, physchologists, therapists and her long standing partner."
Posted 6 months ago
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"Stole my money, stupid customer service, don't reply to my emails, still haven't got a refund!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do not recommend. :("
Posted 1 year ago
"Long story short every order I have from them is either wrong or damaged. I email them, DM them on twitter and get ignored. I sent the orders back with trackable shipping (which paypal told me to do) they still ignored me so paypal refunded me. I have had an email today from Hannah from Beauty Bay's "Customer Service" team who has said sent me a vile, threatening email claiming that they never received goods back. Good job I sent the goods back via recorded delivery. Will never use again!"
Posted 1 year ago
"This company is hit and miss. 50% of orders are processed and delivered in a reasonable manner. The other 50% of orders either arrive opened, damaged, repackaged by Hermes or not at all. BeautyBay do not respond to any communication when it is of a negative content. If you give them a glowing response, they are all over you like a rash. However, attempting to get refunds for goods & services not provided (fraud) is impossible. So legal action and the fraud team from the bank have to get involved. For makeup of all things, this shouldn't be stressful. There are far more important things going on in the world than BeautyBay and their inability to communicate, and they're shoddy contract with the worse courier service in the UK. Southampton depot for Hermes are renowned for stealing parcels (hence why some arrive opened, bashed and repackaged - the contents obviously aren't of interest to the thief). Why BeautyBay wishes to solely use a company with such bad reputation is beyond us. Or maybe it is because they are trading in the same manner. BeautyBay need to step up their game, trade legally, put their customer service team on training courses, and have a bid manager put out for contracts with reputable trustworthy courier services based in the UK at least. This is not too much to ask, this purely falls under the Consumers Right Act and Trading Standards, something neither company seem capable of doing. The only option to order some of these products is to buy them directly from the US and just realise that we will have to pay Customs & VAT charges. In this day and age you'd think companies would be doing everything they can to be the best they can be. Word of mouth, social media, platforms such as this can be extremely damaging to their reputation, leading to loss in business etc. We don't expect to hear from either company, so the legal road it will be... Our advice, don't use BeautyBay. If you want any products, i.e. Jeffree Star or Anastasia then go via Beautylish.com They absolve the import charge into the shipping cost, and it doesn't come too much."
Posted 7 months ago
"Awful customer service and quite frankly rude tbh. Doesn’t care about customers or keeping them happy. They false advertise some products! Stay clear."
Posted 10 months ago
"steer clear!!! Very very bad customer service, it’s just non existent, an automated email will tell you they are busy and will reply within 48hours!! I haven’t received anything back at all and I since have sent a few and as for their next day delivery, do not spend the extra money on it as it took 5 days for mine after paying for it as I wanted the stuff for the next day!!! Never had problems like this before so therefore will not be using this site in future"
Posted 1 year ago
"Hi, So I send an order, they accepted the payment and received the order confirmation. After they charged the credit card, they canceled the order because the credit card "failed their security checks". Security checks performed after the card was charged ... wierd. They asked me to allow them 3 to 5 working days for refund. After 5 working days I didn't see the refund in my credit card I asked them to make the payment ASAP, with no answer. I've contacted them on Facebook and asked them to refund or dispatch the order. I actually needed those items. They asked me to allow them 5-10 working days for refund because they canceled the order. So my money is blocked and the order has been canceled. And I still have to wait more for the money - if I'll ever get it, that is. This is bad customer service, poor management and security check. They acted unprofessional and they don't respect their clients. If they had better credit card security check, my credit card would have been rejected when I've tried to place the order not after charging the card. I lost precious time and money ordering on beautybay.com I do not recommend."
Posted 1 year ago
"Customer service a total joke. Returned two products and have only received a partial refund. Have been going back and forth with customer services for over a week now to get this resolved and have neither the time nor the inclination to carry on doing so. PLEASE REFUND MY MONEY."
Posted 1 year ago
"My order took about 4 weeks to arrive. I'm surprised I even got my order, honestly. Their customer service is absolute garbage and I can only assume that their ratings on trustpilot are fake."
Posted 1 year ago
"Awful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!placed an order end of nov. as a Christmas gift. they said it was dispatched but end of Jan now and no sign customer service????????? joke stay well away."
Posted 1 year ago
"Absolutely discussed!!! I never received the palette!! They said it had been delivered and received; it hadn't!! What a pack of lies!! Absolute joke!! I will NEVER shop with this company again!!! I waited ages for a refund!! There is no custumer service person you can speak to on the phone, the number on the site goes through to the marketing department, the girl on the line was rude and useless!!! could only type to someone via live chat. Which took forever for my case to be resolved!!"
Posted 1 year ago
"Worst company ever. I received faulty good and for the last one week have tried contacting them but they have no nb and have not responded. The finance department team were so unhelpful and kept cutting the line when I was asking for assistance I could not believe the unprofessionalism and rudeness the guy who answered refused to give me the name of the company director when I asked as I was so upset with the service but he was so rude to me and hanged up. In the I gave up ringing. They have no customer service skills at all. Honestly spent so much money with this company in good faith but they are cons and still not responded back and can not even reach anyone. This has caused me unneccessary stress. I would advise not to shop with this company once you pay and receive faulty goods they are so difficult to contact and only way is via email and even then they dont reply they are so so unhelpful. Worst customer service experience i have ever experienced with an online retail company. I would never advise this company. They stock great brands but worst company ever to buy from."
Posted 1 year ago
"Thieves: Ordered items, incorrect item arrived (could tell from picking note left in my parcel that warehouse person knew he/she had picked wrong item). Contacted them by phone (no answer, just voice mail). Contacted them by email, automated reply thanking me for my email. No reply and no refund. i've had to buy the item (£29.99) elsewhere and I've lost my money. Never give these thieves your business"
Posted 1 year ago
"So this is in regards to an order I placed on the 21st of June 2017, Order Ref: 1F0Z-GYLO-DC40-V. I got an email from Hermes on the 22nd June 2017 that they have successfully delivered my order. I was a little surprised, because me and my husband were both working from home that day, and we had never heard the doorbell or even a knock on the door. there was no note left at the door as well. I went out to check if they left it outside the door - however the package was no where to be found. I logged on to the website and was very very disappointed to see that there was no number I could call to get my concerns addressed with Hermes or Beautybay, I couldn't even find a customer care email address on the website. So, I contacted the Customer service on beautybay chat (this was done in the afternoon of the 22nd June itself) - I spoke to a lady called Rochelle, who assured me that she had raised my complaint - and that I will hear back from Beauty Bay in the next 24 hours. I even told her that it was my daughters bday on the 25th June - and my order was meant for her bday present - so I was quite desperate to get hold of it in time, she assured me that I will definitely hear back from them, and will get hold of my order in time. However Its the 27th today - and I have heard 'nothing, back from Rochelle - or the Beauty Bay customer services - Needless to say I am extremely upset. I am here to warn EVERYONE - please DO NOT buy from them - unless you want to go through what I have gone through!"
Posted 2 years ago
"Same issue as the below contributor, delivery by Hermes has not been delivered at all after claiming to be attemped between 2-4pm, somehow signed off by a recipient at 8.30pm, which is out of Hermes delivery hours. When I emailed them they asked my to check with my neighbours, and pretty much the whole street where the address is located. I told them there is a reception and they do not recognise the signature and confirming that it has not been delivered. Customer service disappeared after my response. Customer service agents are not even real names, for eg. my one was called 'sunshine'. Interesting how with such a horrible service this company still in business. Avoid at all costs."
Posted 2 months ago
"I don't normally write reviews but my experience with Beauty Bay has been just awful. The courier didn't deliver my order but claimed they had. I contacted the courier directly and they quickly confirmed it had been delivered elsewhere, but said I had to ask Beauty Bay for a resolution as there was nothing they could do. Not only have Beauty Bay been incredibly slow (one week after the non-delivery they still won't even tell me whether they'll either honour my order or issue a refund) but some of the customer service emails have been downright rude. My experience has been that when it works it works fine but when something goes wrong they're not just a disaster but a disaster with a bad attitude. This whole experience has been so unpleasant. Avoid avoid avoid."
Posted 2 months ago
"Be very careful with this company, if you have a problem with an item (I.e it's not for for use or for the purpose stated for) from my experience they will not help you at all. They will ask for proof that the product can't be used properly, you will send this evidence and they will come back with "its been opened and used so we can not accept it back" so basically using the evidence they asked you for against you! But as a consumer you have rights which this company from my experience doesnt want to acknowledge...Consumer Rights act 2015 and a short term right to reject an item that is not of satisfactory quality. They took no notice of this so I proceeded and talked to my bank who is going to refund me for the product that isn't of a satisfactory standard and is not for for use! Now Beautybay are threatening that this may prevent me from making future purposes! So let's clarify, a customer (who has shopped with them a number of times no problem either side) buys a product, that product arrives, customer tries the product out and can see that they can not use that item as it's not fit for use, customer contacts Beautybay, they ask for evidence, evidence sent, Beautybay tried to use customers evidence against them, customer relays thier right as a customer, Beautybay doesnt seem to care about this, customer contacts bank, the bank sort it out and Beautybay threaten the customer with a possible prevention to order ever again...WOW what a company....Will not be spending my money here again, feel free to prevent me from ordering again..."
Posted 2 months ago
"Great makeup at great prices. Always delivered on time and well protected packaging. Customer service is outstanding, always easy to contact wether on their own website or Twitter, you’ll revive a response practically immediately and it is always resolved to my satisfaction."
Posted 6 months ago
"Very reliable and large selection"
Posted 7 months ago
"This company - if it is at all a company - must have about the crappiest customer service in the world. Ordered a package on November 23, and today, 19/12 it's still not here, and most likely never will. Mailing them only results in non-constructive, not-helping-at-all standard copy-paste responses, which don't lead to any solutions at all. They keep saying I need to wait until 21/12 before they will even START to investigate this issue. Of course, that offers no guarantee any solution will come up. I needed this package as a birthday party that was yesterday. Of course, my package was not here. They promise 7-10 day delivery. "never delivery" sounds more like it. I tried calling them, got through to the switchboard, only to hear that customer services "does not have a direct phoneline". I mean, what kind of customer services department does not have a landline???!!! If all the rest wasn't already suspicious, this most certainly is!!! I would advise everybody to stay as far away from them as possible. And to spread the word so we can protect others. This company cannot be trusted!!!!"
Posted 8 months ago
Beauty Bay is rated 2.70 based on 193 reviews