Richard Alpert does not wear eyeliner, those are just his dark eyelashes.
Other than that, the article was full of quotes from the producers like:
"You can expect lots of twists and turns."
"...it might be impossible to resolve the fundamental mystery of the Island without begging even more impossible-to-answer metaphysical questions."
Umm...what?!? Why do I have a feeling that with just 16 episodes left I'm still going to be as confused as ever?