The fundamentals of a smoky eye are simple
For a new twist on black, stroke on navy liner and top it with cream shadow in a similar shade, patting it in with your fingers for a lived-in effect.
Take a traditional color—like chocolate brown—but smudge it around your eyes in a modern oval shape.
Deep jewel-toned colors like amethyst impart a mysterious quality. Concentrate your application from the lash lines to the creases for the most impact.