One trick to softening a smokey eye is by using a warm brown color in the crease of the eye. After applying the black shadow to the eyelid keep the eye open. Just above the eyeball, sweep a warm brown shadow using a pointed crease brush. Then apply a bone or cream color to brow bone and blend. Beautiful,soft, smokey eyes. To achieve this look try Mally City Chic Smokey Eye Kit. It makes it so easy!