Originally Posted by Pushpa
what are panda eyes? i have never heard that before
Panda eyes usually refers to a very dark grey/flat black eye that smokes out above and below the eye with a total slightly rounded shape. It's a true catwalk look, you rarely see it on the street because it needs the right type of eye to wear it.
Very quick crash course in panda eyes: put a very neutral highlight on the browbone, pref. something with sheen to it like Shroom. Pack the lid with flat black, going from lashline to contour. Go slightly higher than the contour on the inner corner of the eye. Blacken the outer third of the bottom lashline thickly, thinning it off until you reach the inner corner of the eye. Soften the edges of the black slightly, but don't blend it down to grey. Grab a black khol and smudge the top and bottom lashlines until they're really inky black and you can't see any flesh between the lashes. Don't tightline/waterline unless your eyes are quite large. Curl the lashes, gob on loads of mascara and stand back from the mirror - if they look a bit like faintly oval panda markings, you've done it.
To really carry it off without looking super-goth you need flawless sheer foundation, very light blush and completely nude or natrual pink lips. The brows need to be impeccable as well; groomed flat, coloured evenly and plucked into an arch or else the eyes look messy and top-heavy. It's also a hard look to wear if you have round or protruding eyes or dropping lids; the density and shape of the blackness is best suited to Asian or almond eyes.