Smoky is a near charcoal color that has very little pigment and is very difficult to blend. I tried it as an eye shadow and also as a brow powder. Smoky looks really grainy on my eye lids (didn't know that was possible), but the color looks perfect for my eye brows. The color matches my black hair to a T. Though the color is rather dark for my brows, I'll probably make use of the shadow as a liner. Won't buy this again.