When creating a smoky eye, always start off with doing the eyes first, as makeup may fall on to the face. Use the light beige shade as a base eyeshadow from lash line to brow. Follow with the light brown, applying it to the lid, stopping just beneath the brow bone. Next, apply the dark brown in the outer 3/4 of the crease. Lastly, add definition by lining top and bottom lash lines using the black. Smudge gently for a sexy, smoky look.
Use lighter, more natural tones on the cheeks and lips to let the eyes stand out but not look overdone.
Mix it up with other eye shadow colors, like plum or deep blue instead of the darkest shade to create a modern twist on the classic smoky eye.