@medicchristy: The smokey look is definitely a popular look now. It’s pretty easy to do once you get the hang of it. You should apply your other makeup first, except concealer. You should use concealer after you are finished with your eye shadow. You will also want to prime your eye lids. I use concealer as a good base for my lids.
Use a neutral colored base shadow over your entire eye lid. I use a beige color. Line your eyes with a black eyeliner pencil. Get as close to your lashes as possible. Using the brush that came with your eye shadow, apply black eye shadow over the eyeliner. Take a Q-tip and gently smudge the eye shadow.
Apply a light brown or gray shadow to your eyelid. Go all the way from the lash line to the crease of your lid. Gently smudge the shadow. Coat your lashes with black mascara.