are you looking for something for the day or more of a going out look?
i love mod-inspired eye make up and smoky eyes. also, you can't go wrong with just mascara and eyeliner on the outer corner of your upper lid - the trick is applying it right and while looking at pics helps, ultimately you have to find the angle and width of line that most suits your eyes and for that i recommend just playing around with make up in front of the mirror.
my staple is liner in the outer corners of the eyes, and a neutral shadow (though i don't always remember to wear the shadow). like this:
i'm pale and blonde so i use dark grey liner instead of black for a less harsh look during the day.
for evening, i think you can't go wrong with a smoky eye.
i love scarlett's make up here:
re: smoky eyes. some people use just eyeshadow, some use liner and shadow. some people line the whole eye but i find that only works if your eyes are pretty wide set. otherwise it makes eyes look too close together.
i'm also not into frosted shadows or lots of shading and blending. it's too complicated and i don't like the look of shimmery/frosty shadows. i tend to wear only one colour shadow at the same time.