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How to Fill in and Even Out 'Jacked-Up' Brows

"I'm just trying to make them look like they're sisters... or even related."

Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube — a search for "makeup tutorial" and "hair tutorial" yields more than five million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what's best.

Brows are tricky. Or at least they can be if you got a little tweezer-happy back in 2004 (insert girl-raising-her-hand emoji here) or if your arches aren't as naturally symmetrical as, say, Taylor Hill's (this is literally all of us, right?). Abbi Jacobson put it best:

The Gospel According to Abbi. Photo: Giphy

The Gospel According to Abbi. Photo: Giphy

So the below video from blogger SunKissAlba (Is that her real, given name? Not sure, TBH.) really speaks to me. As she explains in the video, one of Alba's brows naturally grows higher up than the other one, so this tutorial explores the basics of how to fill in and shape brows as well as how to balance out the "jacked up" one. "I'm just trying to make them look like they're sisters... or even related," she says. Watch the full video above to learn her sneaky — but not at all complicated — technique.

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We especially love this tip: Always make sure to fill in your brows while positioning yourself at least a few feet away from the mirror, says Alba, because if you start close up, things can get crazy-looking. "That tip changed my life," she says. Good brows, good life. That's the old saying, right?

Homepage photo: @sunkissalba/Instagram

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