Characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver(adjective)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "sunken-eyed" in a sentence
"Her shadow settled over a picture in the open book, a large black-and-white image of a pale-faced, sunken-eyed man."
"She talked about how she never wanted to go back to Gansevoort — “and work at some stupid shit-ass cash register on Patroon Street” — and when she got angry her face turned splotchy and she looked older and much more like the sunken-eyed, proud, unaccomplished inebriate that was her father."
"All the comments about “skeletal” and “sunken-eyed” confirm my suspicion that clingy, shapeless clothes just make thin people look even more thin."