Makeup Geek Brush - Outer V Brush



This brush was created to apply pigment directly to the outer corner of the eye in a “V” like shape, otherwise known as the ‘Outer V’. The small dome like shape of the bristles are perfect for adding defined lines, as well as creating depth and dimension to your look. This multi-talented brush also works great in the crease, blending and feathering eyeshadows to create the smokey eye look, and for adding color under the lower lashline.

Our new design features a bronze gunmetal ferrule, and an espresso tinted handle with a beautiful pearl finish for a sleek and elegant look. The bristles include all synthetic fibers for a cruelty free (& guilt free) makeup application!


  • Brush Bristles: Synthetic (cruelty free)

  • Seamless Ferrule: Tightly holds bristles in place to eliminate shedding

  • Brush Handle Colors: Gunmetal bronze, espresso w/pearl finish

  • Estimated Brush Length : 6.25”

Customer Reviews

  • Perfection Every Time

    Review by Bobbie (ThinkTalkBlog) on February 10, 2015

    I bought this brush because it was mentioned in a You Tube tutorial, but this was also the first I had heard of an outter corner V brush. I was pleasantly surprised and happy when I got it. True to what I was told, it makes the PERFECT V corners. My eye looks are amazing because of this brush!
  • Great, Is a must have if.........

    Review by Dianna on January 19, 2015

    You are new to makeup and don't have the money or don't want a thousand brushes on your bathroom sink. You want the top 5 brushes that does what they say it does. If it saids outter V then it fixs into the outter V....heck I did not even know what an outter V was. This is one of the top 5 brushes to have. I like makeup, I want to look great, not like a clown but I am not in love with makeup so when I say this is a brush that really works...keep up the great work and stay humble makeup geek crew and you will go far.
  • I love it!!

    Review by Nedra on January 11, 2015

    I have always had trouble with blending dark colors to my outer v. But this brush has helped me with that. My eyeshadow looks so professional using the Makeup Geek brushes. I can't say enough about this brush and the others I have. I will be buying another Outer V brush for back up!
  • LOVE IT!

    Review by Jeannie on October 14, 2014

    I was skeptical, because of all these reviews here, but I know everyone likes different things. I have mostly all Sigma and BareMinerals brushes, and this was the first MUG brush I tried! LOVE IT! Seriously, I've never been good at doing the outer V, but this brush makes it so easy! Love that it's cruelty free and the price is outstanding for the quality.
  • Nice, but not a must have

    Review by Julia on August 19, 2014

    Personally I regret buying this brush because when I got it, I realized it's almost exactly the same as my ELF 'contour crush.'
    Like the ELF brush, I wish it was a bit more tapered for work in the outer v, but it does work nicely for highlighting the inner eye.
    It's a nice brush, but I wish I would have invested in a different one, perhaps the pointed crease brush.
  • Really unique

    Review by NH on June 25, 2014

    So yes, it's a bit scratchy to start with. After washing it a few times it gets a lot better though.

    With that being said, I really like it - it gets the job done wonderfully, applying and blending color on the outer v. It's so unique, which is kind of stupid in my opinion - how come most brush companies don't have a brush like this for sale?
  • Can't figure it out

    Review by Shannon on June 19, 2014

    I'm just not so sure about this brush yet. Maybe because I haven't had it very long yet, but so far it's just not working for me. I have pretty loose skin on the eyelids, so firm bristled brushes like this one tend to "skip" over my skin and cause a lot of jaggedness. It still doesn't help even if I try to pulling outwards to make the skin more taught. I REALLY wanted to like this brush too, because I still haven't been able to figure out how to do the perfect outer-v, and was hoping this would solve my problems. I think I might just need to succumb to the fact that I cannot do any precise work with firm brushes, because of my loose skin, and that will need to stick to really soft brushes for a softer (boring) look. Boo hoo :-(
  • Fabulous!

    Review by Mary on June 14, 2014

    Used it for the first time today and it's perfect for not only the outer V but getting into the crease really precisely as well. Two thumbs up!
  • Excellent product

    Review by JJ on June 7, 2014

    I am new also to eyeshadow & just started on makeupgeek collection & I must say this brush is perfect in every way. I will definitely get more.
  • Life saver

    Review by Yessenia on June 1, 2014

    I'm pretty new to using eyeshadow and everytime i have tried applying darker colors to my outer corner it has always been a fail! No matter what i did or what brushes i would use i could never do a nice dark smokey outer v :( i even went ahead and tried using "high end" brushes such as sigma, i got the exact blend brush thats meant for the outer v but it was WAY too big for my eyes to do the outer v. This makeup geek outer v brush when i recieved it looked a little bigger than i expected but it was still smaller compared to the exact blend from sigma & once i started using it i fell in love. Makes doing the outer v soooooo much easier for me now & i don't have to struggle taking forever & makes my eyeshadow look like a makeup artist did it when i apply dark colors at the end. Thank u marlena for affordable life saving makeup and brushes will be buying more, i'm now a forever makeup geek
  • Real outer v brush

    Review by Apiradee on June 1, 2014

    I struggled to find a brush that can really make the outer v easily but hadn't find one so i give it a try for this makeup geek outer v brush and it amazingly great , i find no more.
  • The crown jewel of the MUG eye brushes

    Review by Linda on March 6, 2014

    Out of my five MUG eye brushes, this one is my favorite. Let me count the ways this brush could be used. It could be for the outer v, all over lid, crease, blender, and brow highlighter. I got the MUG eye brushes to go along with two Sigma brushes I own. Regarding comparison, the MUG eye brushes are a touch lighter in weight and smaller in overall length by about 3/8 of an inch. However, I think the handle circumference of the MUG eye brushes are very comparable to Sigma and just as attractive only MUG has a slightly darker gunmetal ferule and lighter greyish brown handle. I would recommend this brush.
  • Fantastic Product

    Review by Jessica on January 30, 2014

    I have been following Marlena's channel on Youtube for years and years. I finally decided to purchase some of her product:) I got this brush and one other one, and I love them both. (I believe the other is the eyeliner smudge brush) and the bristles are soft and make it easy to apply my eyeshadows. I especially love this brush for smoking out the outer V, or for adding shadow to my under eye area. I recommend this to anyone. The price is fantastic too!
  • fantastic!!

    Review by Lesley on January 28, 2014

    This brush is amazing! Picks up colours so well, great for blending, so soft and such good value for money, cant go wrong! :)
  • Great and super soft bristles!

    Review by Joana on December 3, 2013

    It's great for the price! Super soft bristles and the new design it's beautiful!
  • Fantastic

    Review by Taylor on May 3, 2013

    This is an amazing brush! It picks up color very well and it's easy to handle. It doesn't scratch my eyes either, which is a major plus. Can't go wrong with this brush!
  • great

    Review by Ravid on April 14, 2013

    I received my package all the way across the Atlantic to Israel! The products were well packaged and labeled. Everything (including eyeshadows) arrived in perfect condition and I received a hand written card!!! Thanks so much.
  • Love. This. Brush.

    Review by Melissa on March 12, 2013

    Great brush, good quality, makes outer v work a breeze!

    MUG customer service department is amazing, very responsive and they ship fast. In the unlikely event that there is a problem with your purchase, they are quick to correct the issue.
  • Amazing brush

    Review by Mahsa on January 27, 2013

    I love this brush
    Especially that i'm a beginner in eye make up and that i can easily do my outer V using this guy
  • amazing!

    Review by Tiffany on January 21, 2013

    Very nice brush! Good quality bristles that apply eyeshadow evenly and it creates the perfect outter V!
  • A must!

    Review by Britney on October 18, 2012

    I don't know how I managed without this brush! I'm planning on buying a second one for my clients! I received it within 3 days! Just amazing!
  • pure love....

    Review by Judith on September 26, 2012

    bristles are very soft, but dense... picks up color beautifully, and applies to the crease and outer V perfectly... would have liked the handle to be longer... (looks like a mini brush) ... but overall.. great buy....
  • Another AMAZING Brush!!!

    Review by Alexiss on September 7, 2012

    This is definitely a must have. Great for defining the outter V and smoking out a look. Love it ♥♥♥
  • Worth the reasonable price!

    Review by Larissa on August 15, 2012

    This is one of the first MUG brushes I bought and I am so glad I did! I am working hard to.perfect the smoky eye and this brush helps. We all know the outer v is a key part of the smoky eye, this brush helps you to easily define it.

    This is a must have for all Geeks!

    Take care of you!
  • amazing brush!

    Review by Kriszti on July 18, 2012

    perfect for small eyes and defining the crease and outer v! Definitely a must have!!!
  • loooove this brush

    Review by cheri-lee on June 26, 2012

    love this brush, it works like a dream, i have small oval shaped eyes so its not always easy to get brushes to work well on my eyes, but this brush gets in to the crease and lets me shade beautifully and creates amzing looks. love love love this brush.
  • Great quality brush!

    Review by Maria on June 8, 2012

    Love this brush, and you can't beat the price!
  • My favorite MUG brush!!

    Review by Maggie on June 4, 2012

    I have all different kinds of brushes and I haven't seen a brush like this one anywhere else. It apply's color in the crease and outer V effortlessly and even vertically on the lid creating an amazing dimensional look. It does shed a little when washed but never has while I've used it on my eyes, and all brushes will shed a little even my MAC ones. But overall it's amazing a great deal and an awesome brush!!!!
  • Good brush

    Review by Jasmine on May 22, 2012

    This brush is much stiffer than the MAC 217 but that probably has to do with the size of the bristles. It is a great tool for creating a smokey look in the outer part of the eye. Picks up a great amount of product without any wastage. It does shed quite a bit when washed, but a great brush for the price.
  • Best brush EVER!

    Review by Dana on April 27, 2012

    I love this brush! I received this and a few other brushes thinking that they would be ok for what I was trying to achieve but did not expect the quality that these brushes have! Perfect size, GREAT price! The one downside is that this brush is shedding. I have washed it once so I'm hoping that once it's washed a couple of more times the shedding stops as it seems that most brushes will shed (at least a little) until they are washed. I will be purchasing more brushes in the future!
  • Fantastic brush - great service!

    Review by Cathryn on April 26, 2012

    I'm a uk buyer & was searching for good quality budget brushes, to no avail! I really wanted to try mac but I just can't justify the prices. So i bought a few brushes from here, and most of them are great and the service was brilliant. They arrived in 6 days from point of purchase - considering they came from America I think that's great! They were also packaged extremely well to avoid transit damage. This particular brush makes applying eyeshadow to the outer v soooo much easier. I'm a complete beginner but I'm already getting far better results than the rubbish brushes I was using before. I really recommend buying it at a price like this this! I'll be using it everyday :)

    Only down side to packaging - I felt the little plastic slips they come in could be slightly better quality & look more professional. However this is a minor quibble and obviously doesn't effect the brush lol.

    Overall really pleased! Will use MUG again in the future.
  • Not what I expected - but excellent customer service!

    Review by Sharon on April 18, 2012

    I would not compare this to a MAC 217...It doesn't seem to blend and apply color effortlessly. Also, the bristles are cut unevenly, instead of being a domed tip, mine is flat like a pancake and the tip actually makes a straight line.

    It is also very scratchy and doesn't feel nice on the skin. I wouldn't recommend this brush if you are used to more high-end brushes. May be good for a beginner? I contacted them and they offered me a product replacement though. So I can't really complain. Love Makeup Geek though, just not impressed with the brush quality...
  • Gotta love it!

    Review by Sofia on March 8, 2012

    This brush is so easy to use and it is very comparable to my MAC 217. Well worth the price too! It did not shed at all and picked up just enough color for the job! Amazing!! Since i loved it I plan to definatly purchase this one again!

    Thanks MUG for this amazing crease brush!
  • Makeup

    Review by Angie on February 21, 2012

  • LOVE IT!!!

    Review by Liza on February 18, 2012

    Great size and great price.
  • Love this brush!

    Review by Diana on January 19, 2012

    This brush is great!
  • Hold up well.

    Review by amom1st on January 10, 2012

    I bought this brush a year ago and it has held up well. It has retained its shape and has little to no shedding. To me, its almost identical to the small crease brush, this brush having a shorter handle and just a bit more bristles. I don't find it to be very soft, but it does the job well, so I would definitely re-purchase.

    Review by rqu on January 4, 2012

    totally worth it it works well thank you marlena
  • fantabulous!!

    Review by Gaby on December 24, 2011

    I love it works awsome right where it should work so easy to use
  • I love it.

    Review by MissJLadrin on November 24, 2011

    I love this brush. I bought it when I watched her tutorial on it and everything she says there is true. I highly recommended it. Thank u.
  • Fabulous Brush!!

    Review by Ashley on November 20, 2011

    I got my Outer V Brush in the mail a few days ago!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this brush!~ It's fabulous!!! Perfect size for creating the outer V look. This brush is a must have!!
    Thanks Marlena :)
  • Great value

    Review by meghan on November 19, 2011

    I'm definitely glad I bought this brush... It's great for the outer v and just applying shadows in the crease as well... Great for smaller eyes and more precise placement
  • great brush

    Review by Lucia on September 27, 2011

    I've had this brush for about 3 or 4 weeks and I love it. It really is great for putting eyeshadow in the outer v.. this brush really gets in there. I love it so much I'm going to purchase another one as a back up. Thanks marlena!
  • Love this brush!

    Review by NIkki on July 15, 2011

    I just purchased this brush, got it in the mail yesterday and used it right away. Its awesome! You can't beat the price either and I feel it works just as good as a MAC brush. Perfect for the outer V. Doesn't leave fall out like the last outer V brush I was using. This is a must have!

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