I have lost count of the amount of times I have created a smokey eye for different clients, it is a make-up favourite yet so many people are scared to give it a go. Give it a try on a day when you are at home and don't need to go out, what's the worst that can happen, you don't like it? Take it off again, no harm done!
Here's a smokey eye I created on model Sarah Arnold a few years ago, it really makes her eyes stand out and look almost amber in colour.
For a simple smokey eye you only need only 4 things, a silver/light grey shadow, a dark grey/black shadow, mascara and a black pencil liner.
Use the lightest shade of shadow all over your lid, then use a little at a time of the dark shadow and follow the crease of your eye and blend it in really well, then add just a little more on the outer corner. Use pencil liner under your eyes and in your water line and use you pinkie finger of a cotton bud to smudge it a little so it doesn't look too harsh. Add a couple of coats of mascara and your done! It really doesn't get much simpler does it?
Once you feel more comfortable with this look you can start adding a lighter colour into the inner corner and brow bone to highlight, and even give liquid or gel liner a try.