REVIEW: Tony Moly Panda's Dream Brightening Eye Base

Who here has been a victim of those pesky dark circles?! I, myself, just finished up one of the many hell weeks of my college semester filled with too many stressful exams, midterms, and papers, and I KNOW what it's like to wake up in the morning from not enough sleep (or no sleep at all) and see those horrendous dark circles staring back at you in the mirror. Yes, yes, almost all of us have been a victim of those pesky dark circles and droopy eye bags, but you don't have to worry about walking onto campus, your work place, or the coffee shop looking like you have tired panda eyes! Instead, there's many products out there than can help revitalize your eyes and help you look awake and well-rested! :)

Today, I'm going to be reviewing the Panda's Dream Brightening Eye Base from Tony Moly courtesy of Don't be fooled by the adorable packaging; this eye base is just as effective as it is cute! It can be used not only on your eyes, but all over your face as well.


The Panda's Dream Brightening Eye Base is a pearly-white eye base that has a luminous finish. 

Instantly see improvement in the appearance of dark circles with ingredients that soothe and specifically target the under eye region, to visibly improve puffiness, eye bags, and dark circles. Properties also include revitalizing eye wrinkle treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines. 

Create energized and brightened under eyes with this easy-to-use, on-the-go skin treatment that is adorably packaged in an irresistible panda case. 

You can also use this product as a highlighter, to add definition and create a dynamic, multi-dimensional look. 


Packaging and Design
I simply cannot rave about this product enough! The packaging of this eye base is too adorable; I mean come on, it's a little panda! I am a HUGE sucker when it comes to cute packaging and Tony Moly seems to nail it every single time. The panda shaped cap pulls off revealing the white eye base in the form of an easy-to-use stick. It's protected by a clear plastic cover to prevent the eye base from drying up and also shield it from any unwanted intruders (bacteria and germs). It's just too gosh darn cute that I want to carry it around in my pocket all day... which I do because it's totally portable and travel-friendly! Its small size makes it super convenient to carry around for quick touch-ups throughout the day. Plus, it's made of a durable plastic, so you won't have to worry about it breaking in your purse or luggage.

Ease of Use
What I love most about this product, besides the packaging of course, is how easy it is to use! You just pull off the cap, twist up the product, swipe it on and blend. It could not get anymore simple. The Panda's Dream Brightening Eye Base can actually be used in numerous ways besides just for the eyes. Its multi-functional capabilities makes it one of my go-to products since I get a whole lot more than what I bargain for. This product can be used as an eye base, a highlighter, and also an eyeshadow base/primer.

I know it's sort of hard to tell in the before and after picture since it's such a soft, and natural sheen, but here is an after photo below where I blended it out on my whole hand. Hopefully it's easier to see the luminous sheen (aka the shininess) in this photo!

Texture and Scent
The Panda's Dream Brightening Eye Base has a very creamy texture that easily glides on the skin. The eye base isn't sticky or greasy, but instead it feels very soft and silky to the touch. Because of its creamy and hydrating texture, it's a breeze to blend out. Plus, it leaves a beautiful and luminous pearly-white sheen after it is blended onto the skin. There's no scent that I could detect.

Since I used this product in so many ways, I'll divide the Effectiveness category into a few sub-categories.

This product works really well as an eye base. If you expect your dark circles to magically disappear with this product, then that probably won't happen. However, if you're looking for a product that will help minimize the appearance of dark circles and tired eye bags, then this is the perfect product for you! This eye base leaves a pearly-white sheen when applied on top of dark circles, therefore helping to lessen the darkness and brighten it up. Brightening up the area under your eyes helps make them appear less tired. It's also very hydrating, so not only does it help you look better, but it also helps you feel better by waking up the tired skin. It also helped minimize the unwanted puffiness from my eye bags too!

Another way to use the Panda's Dream Brightening Eye Base is to use it as an eyeshadow base! Using this product as an eyeshadow base helps make your eyeshadow "pop" and appear more vibrant and bold as compared to using it alone. I applied this product onto my eyelids on top of an eyeshadow primer and then applied eyeshadow. There was a HUGE difference between applying it on top of this eye base and applying it normally; my eyeshadow was noticeably longer-lasting and the color was way more intense.

Now, this is my favorite way to use this product. The Panda's Dream Brightening Eye Base is like a gorgeous pearl-colored highlighter in a super convenient and easy-to-use stick. I like to swipe this onto the middle of my forehead, the bridge of my nose, my cheeks, and on my chin. This helps brighten up my face and gives it a natural luminous glow to it. If you're interested in strobing/highlighting but don't quite know how to do it, then get this product because it transforms everything into a piece of cake! You can't really go wrong with this product because it's incredibly easy to blend and leaves you with a soft, natural glow.

Here are some step-by-step photos of me using this as a facial highlighter... excuse my funny makeup faces LOL I was looking in the mirror while applying and snapping photos. Also please ignore my messy room (it's been a long, tiring week)!





Blend blend blend...

The end result combining all three techniques :D 


Super Adorable Packaging
Easy to use
Can be used many different ways & all over the face
Easily blendable
Portable & Travel-friendly




OVERVIEW: This is without a doubt one of my favorite products in my makeup/skincare collection. I recommend the Tony Moly Panda's Dream Brightening Eye Base to everybody and anybody! Whether you have dark circles or not, this is a multi-functional product that can be used all over the face. Not only is the packaging to-die-for, but with so many different uses that work so well, it's a no-brainer that this product is my go-to item that I always reach for and carry around with me.

I felt the uncontrollable need to take a selfie with this cute panda hehe :D

The Tony Moly Panda's Dream Brightening Eye Base retails for $6.38 and is available HERE!

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for reviewing purposes. All reviews are my own 100% honest opinions. Post contains some affiliate links.


  1. Hi can I ask if you apply the panda before or after foundation? Because I wanted to use it as a concealer after I applied my bb cream but turns out the whole thing smudged and the stick became the colour of my bb cream.

    1. You can apply it both ways! :)

      I usually apply it before my foundation so that doesn't happen, BUT if you wanted to apply it after your foundation (and not get the stick dirty), you could try wiping a brush on the stick to get some of the product and apply like that. If you don't mind using your hands, you could also just dab your fingers onto the panda stick to get some product and then apply!

  2. I've been interested in this product for the longest time and finally decided to purchase it after reading your review :)

    Would you recommend this as a natural alternative compared to using concealer/highlighter etc? (Especially for days when you feel lazy haha)

    Thanks! ^_^

    1. Yay, I'm glad my review could help. I hope you like it! :D

      I wouldn't really recommend this as an alternative to concealer -- it does add a nice sheen that lightens the under-eye area, but it's not enough to completely conceal it. If your under-eye area isn't that bad though, I'm sure it'll work find for days when you just want to brighten up the area a bit! :)

  3. I would like to use this everyday, meaning going to school and/or staying at home. Do you think I should or would it be better for just going out?

    1. I'd recommend it for use when you're wearing makeup/or going out, but if you're staying at home, I don't think it would be beneficial (it doesn't have any skincare properties, just makeup purposes)!

  4. Will this product dry up if I don't use it often? I use this product only when I am going out to special events that require make up like weddings and etc. Thank you for answering my question and have a nice day!

    1. No, it won't dry up as long as you keep the clear cap (under the panda cap) locked on! :) I've had mine for over a year now and it still works fine. Hope that helps!

  5. Is it okay If I just treat it as skincare product? I mean I just apply it everyday and without remove it by the make up remover. Is it okay if I do it in this kind of way?

    1. Hi Liew, I think that should be okay!

  6. Can you use it to go to sleep? so with the time it will reduce the dark circles in the eye?

    1. No, this isn't a long-term fix for dark circles! It's more of a temporary eye/dark circle brightener, but it won't reduce dark circles over time.

  7. Great blog post and really helpful...... and your blog are very interesting and inspiring.

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