There are ways of looking scary this weekend without stopping traffic - in a bad way. Here, we decode the All Hallows make-up magic to vamplify your face into a look that's as sultry as it is spooky.

1. The power of pale

Vamplify: 5 must-try make-up tricks for Halloween

Put down the spray tan: no self-respecting night dweller has seen any rays. The mystery is in the pale - embrace it by going one shade lighter than your usual golden hue. Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer, $90, is a standout smooth-as-silk option. Apply with your fingers from the centre of your face, working out. Set with a brush full of NARS Soft Velvet Loose Powder, $36.  

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2. Smokin' hot Halloween cat eyes

Vamplify: 5 must-try make-up tricks for Halloween

When it comes to giving a smokin' hot evil eye, channel our wicked feline friends and amp up the vamp via a smokey cat eye. Charlotte Tilbury's make-up treat bag is the go-to: select one of her four fab new Nocturnal Cat Eye Shadow and mini Rock n Kohl Liquid Eye Pencil duos in universally flattering pigments that give seriously good night light glow - check out her how-to video below:

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3. Bite-proof vamp pout

Vamplify: 5 must-try make-up tricks for Halloween

Blood-stained lips are too bright and obvious for the dark depths of Halloween, so go noir with a deep plum-hued pout instead. Urban Decay has a ton of tricks up their sleeve for this vamplified lip look, starting with the magic staying power of Ultimate Ozone Multi-purpose Primer Pencil, $24. Apply over your entire lip area, then create a cool cupids bow outline with their 24/7 Lip Liner in Venom, $30, followed with MAC Cosmetics' brand spanking new (and Ariana Grande-certified) Viva Glam plum lip, $36, finishing with a full slick of Urban Decay Revolution High-Colour Lipgloss in Apocalypse, $33. Bite and possibly bullet proof.

4. Nail the spook code

Vamplify: 5 must-try make-up tricks for Halloween

Plummet to the devilish depths of hell-fire hot by lacquering your talons in the vamp colour code of deep burgundy. We like MAC Cosmetics Vintage Vamp Studio Nail Lacquer, $22. Don't forget to include any extra magic shop digits in the colour coding.

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5. Set your face in (grave) stone

Vamplify: 5 must-try make-up tricks for Halloween

With a heavy night of Halloweening ahead of you, the make-up needs to stay firmly on. Because how can you be expected to scare without a full face of vamp on? Overlay your wickedly good face work with a spritz of Urban Decay's All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, $45.

Vamplify: 5 must-try make-up tricks for Halloween

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