Go gothic for Halloween with our guide to spooky beauty.

DUST off your witch's hat and sweep away those cosmetics box cobwebs. Halloween is the one night of the year we can get a little experimental with spooky beauty.

Put a vanishing act on your au naturel make-up and start the spellbinding transformation into goblin, ghost or ghoul.

Halloween makeovers are all the rage among the celeb pack. Model Heidi Klum's annual Halloween parties have become legendary with Hollywood stars and last year Mariah Carey and Jonathan Ross hosted their own fancy dress bashes with VIP vampires and spooks.

Even if you don't want to go all out with the dressing-up box you can give a subtle nod to all thinks spooky on October 31 with a slight tweak to your trick or treatment routines.

Wave your magic wand and bewitch with your beauty at Halloween.

Enter the spooky spirit

Once moonlight appears on October 31, it's time to get into fright night mode.

Cast a spell on the bathroom door for me-time wizardry. Indulge in thrilling pampering treats like Lush's new pumpkin-shaped Jacko bath ballistics, £2.50, which will light up your tub with a ghoulish orange glow.

Or if you're more of a shower spook, go for an out-of-this-world experience with the Lush Ghost shower gel, £8.25.

Forget the pumpkin carving and show your skin some attention instead. Give your face a Halloween-themed awakening with Eminence Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel, £30, or try Clientele Pumpkin Regeneration Kit, £25.

If you really want to cause a stir among fellow Halloweeners, transform your locks with a shocking colour. Lather up with Rusk Scream semi-permanent gel colour, £4.49, or try Schwarzkopf LIVE Color XXL, £4.69, available in hypnotising shades like Mystic Violet, Red Night, or Cosmic Blue.

Witching hour

Time for hocus pocus with your beauty box of tricks to really make an impact at ghoulish gatherings.

Magic away eye bags or spot horrors with Soap and Glory's Trick and Treatment Concealer, £9, for frighteningly good coverage.

Dramatic feathery lashes will vamp up your look for Halloween night and leave your suitors completely spellbound, so wave your wand with Collection 2000's Magi-Length Mascara, £4.99, or fake it with Illamasqua's feathered Sirens Eyelashes, £11.

If you're a fan of Twilight's vampire adventures, kiss and make-up - minus Robert Pattinson - with the spookily-packaged new Twilight make-up ranges, Luna and Volturi at Simple Beauty.

The Luna Twilight Blushing Creme, £17, will give you a fiendishly gorgeous glow, or accentuate your limbs with the Luna Twilight First Light Body Glow, £26, or Volturi Immortal Liquid Body Shimmer, £15.

Give your pout a goth-inspired twist with B Never Too Busy to be Beautiful's Cocktail Lipstick in Voodoo Lady or Lady MacBeth, £10.50 each (below).

News Shopper: B Never Too Busy to be Beautiful, using Lady MacBeth Cocktail Lipstick, £10.50

Fiendish finishing touches

Before you go riding off into the Halloween moonlight on your broomstick, add some spellbinding final touches with look-at-me lotions and potions.

Tailor your talons to your own Halloween theme with Precision Nail Lacquer in Call Me Pumpkin orange, £5.99, or Toma's Pantomime Collection in vampiresque dark colours like Boo! and Wicked Witch, £6.90. Or be a devil and mix up red and black.

If you want a non-committal lightning flash of colour in your locks, use clip-in extensions in a shocking shade like Andrew Barton's Instant Glamour Clip-In Hair Extensions in Fiery Red, £7.49, or Verlocke's Crazy Colours extension strands in Witch Black or Lady Violeta, from £7.95.

A touch-up of twinkling make-up will complete your costume. Technic's Hocus Pocus cosmetic gift sets, £2.99, contain three bewitching products like goth chic lipstick, glitter nail polish and eye shimmers.

By Lisa Haynes