Lost's Nestor Carbonell Addresses the Guyliner Rumors

Posted on January 30, 2009

We love the show Lost. We watched the first season on DVD and haven't missed an episode since. Now that Lost has returned, many people have been pondering the time shifts on the show. Why is the island skipping through time?

How did Ben get off the island? Why do they all have to get back to the island? And, most importantly, is Nestor Carbonell (who plays the mysterious, ageless Richard Alpert) wearing eyeliner to achieve that smokey-eyed look he's working so well? At last, the mystery has been put to rest. Carbonell does not wear eyeliner. His eyelashes are so naturally thick and lush that it just looks like he does. He discussed the issue with Sci Fi Wire.

Nestor Carbonell tells Sci Fi Wire, "I could see why some people would think I have eyeliner on because [my eyelashes] are dark. Especially the bottom row, they're pretty dark. I've been dealing with it since I was a little kid, and so to me it's very funny when it comes up, especially at TCA. My brother told me to look online and sort of Google something about that, and my name came up as a couple things. One of them was Maybelline Man. I've been dubbed by some people as Guyliner. It's very amusing."

Unbelievable. Yet, somehow, we believe him. It must be his soulful, dark, lushly-lashed, Other-worldly eyes. They have totally enraptured us.

Here's Carbonell teasing an upcoming Lost episode.


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