Matching your eye makeup to your outfit can be tricky to pull off, especially when you're wearing a vibrant hue like violet, emerald or aqua.
The key is to stay away from an all-over wash of shadow and go with a subtle pop of color like Sophia Bush, whose sparkly liner picked up the teal hue of her strapless Tibi dress at the 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. You have to look closely at the One Tree Hill star's eyes to notice the dark blue-green undertones in the eye liner, which is exactly the point.
For a similar effect, rim only the outer corners of your eye, as close to your lashes as you can get with either a shimmery pencil (Try Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes, $18 at sephora.com) or a highly-pigmented glitter-flecked shadow (Try Too Faced Exotic Color Intense Shadow Singles, $18 at sephora.com). Then, blend the color along the entire length of your lower lashes. Define your upper lashes with black liner and apply several coats of mascara.