Golden Smokey Eye Tutorial - 10 Brown Eyeshadow Tutorials for Seductive Eyes - GleamItUp - this is pretty and not so dark as most smokey eyes, much better for someone who doesn't wear a lot of make up :)
Highlights are bright and contours are dark. Use bronzer or darker eyeshadows (in the crease) to create depth or contour, and use illuminators, highlighting pencils, etc. to brighten up the face for the highlight areas. It will make a huge difference!
pictorial of contour/highlight using cinemasecretspro foundation palette as a base and anastasiabeverlyhills contour kit for setting and defining.you don't have to go super light or super dark to highlight & contour