Never really tried a smoky eye…. I wonder if it would look good on me… hmm… This brush looks pretty good for applying eyeshadow in general. I don’t really see myself going all smoky every single day, but I have this great shimmer blush compact I just bough from Essence. It has various shades of browns in it. I think it might be a good idea to buy this brush for blending natural tones too. At 40 bucks, why not? Going to get my butt to Dis-Chem asap!