I would have put this in Strunk & Light, but this is a peeve of another color. Observe:
This is an almond.
These are all possible almond eyes.
See? Look Asian to you? Okay ...
These are the real, actual eyes of an East Asian person (Lucy Liu).
And these (Anna May Wong).
And these (Jet Li).
And these (Mr. Miyagi ... I mean Pat Morita).
Look "almond shaped" to you? Wanna have a look at the almonds again? Here you go:
So ... whaddaya think? Were those Asian eyes "almond eyes" or "almond-shaped eyes"? Not so much?
How about these?
Those were, in order, Angelina Jolie, Kate Moss, Ben Affleck, and Brad Pitt. In other words, Whitey. (Yeah, I don't think Brad was such a great example, either. But you have to have him if you have Angelina.)
Still not getting it?
How about now?
... now? ...
No? ... now maybe?
Jesus H., people, do I have to spell it out for you? East Asians don't have almond shaped eyes. White people do.
Yeah, that's right. So the next time you're looking for a cheap way to say that your Fu-Manchu-Dragon-Lady-love-you-long-time character is fucking Asian, know that if you write that s/he has "almond (shaped) eyes" we are all gonna know you for the fraud you are.
Look at what you're looking at!
ETA: Further reading:
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