Makeup Geek Brush - Outer V Brush

Makeup Geek Brush - Outer V Brush


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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”


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  1. Easy to use Review by Allyson

    I'm still working on improving my eyeshadow skills, but this brush has done a pretty nice job even for me. It's a nice size, not too big or small. It applies neatly and blends well on its own, though I like to go back over it with a brush meant for blending to soften the look even more. I'm very glad to have added this to my collection (Posted on 11/20/15)

  2. In Love!!! Review by trista_lou

    I bought this brush a while back to try and finally used it for the first time the other day and was amazed by how easy it was to apply eyeshadow to the outer half of my lid and how well it blended. It's also a great brush to line your lower lash line with some shadow. I'm going to have to buy another one of these brushes!! (Posted on 7/16/15)

  3. Perfect brush Review by Elizabeth

    This "outer v" brush is the perfect way to apply shadow and to use with beneath the brow highlight powders/creams. I have found this to be a versatile tool and must have another! It is a handy item and great quality brush! LOVE IT! (Posted on 4/20/15)

  4. The best brush Review by Andrea

    I've always had a hard time with the placement of color in the "outer v" and now I know why. I was using the wrong type of eyeshadow brush which created uneven color placements on both sides of the eyes. After watching Marlena's review on must have makeup brushes, I decided to give this MUG Outer V brush a try and I have to say I absolutely love it. With this brush it seems so much easier to create symmetrical V shapes and it picks up the right amount of color to get the job done. I LOVE IT! (Posted on 4/17/15)

  5. Perfection Every Time Review by Bobbie (ThinkTalkBlog)

    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! (Posted on 2/10/15)

  6. Great, Is a must have if......... Review by Dianna

    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. (Posted on 1/19/15)

  7. I love it!! Review by Nedra

    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! (Posted on 1/11/15)

  8. LOVE IT! Review by Jeannie

    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. (Posted on 10/14/14)

  9. Nice, but not a must have Review by Julia

    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. (Posted on 8/19/14)

  10. Really unique Review by NH

    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? (Posted on 6/25/14)

  11. Can't figure it out Review by Shannon

    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 :-( (Posted on 6/19/14)

  12. Fabulous! Review by Mary

    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! (Posted on 6/14/14)

  13. Excellent product Review by JJ

    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. (Posted on 6/7/14)

  14. Life saver Review by Yessenia

    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 (Posted on 6/1/14)

  15. Real outer v brush Review by Apiradee

    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. (Posted on 6/1/14)

  16. The crown jewel of the MUG eye brushes Review by Linda

    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. (Posted on 3/6/14)

  17. Fantastic Product Review by Jessica

    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! (Posted on 1/30/14)

  18. fantastic!! Review by Lesley

    This brush is amazing! Picks up colours so well, great for blending, so soft and such good value for money, cant go wrong! :) (Posted on 1/28/14)

  19. Great and super soft bristles! Review by Joana

    It's great for the price! Super soft bristles and the new design it's beautiful! (Posted on 12/3/13)

  20. Fantastic Review by Taylor

    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! (Posted on 5/3/13)

  21. great Review by Ravid

    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. (Posted on 4/14/13)

  22. Love. This. Brush. Review by Melissa

    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. (Posted on 3/12/13)

  23. Amazing brush Review by Mahsa

    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
    (Posted on 1/27/13)

  24. amazing! Review by Tiffany

    Very nice brush! Good quality bristles that apply eyeshadow evenly and it creates the perfect outter V! (Posted on 1/21/13)

  25. A must! Review by Britney

    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! (Posted on 10/18/12)

  26. pure love.... Review by Judith

    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.... (Posted on 9/26/12)

  27. Another AMAZING Brush!!! Review by Alexiss

    This is definitely a must have. Great for defining the outter V and smoking out a look. Love it ♥♥♥ (Posted on 9/7/12)

  28. Worth the reasonable price! Review by Larissa

    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! (Posted on 8/15/12)

  29. amazing brush! Review by Kriszti

    perfect for small eyes and defining the crease and outer v! Definitely a must have!!! (Posted on 7/18/12)

  30. loooove this brush Review by cheri-lee

    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. (Posted on 6/26/12)

  31. Great quality brush! Review by Maria

    Love this brush, and you can't beat the price! (Posted on 6/8/12)

  32. My favorite MUG brush!! Review by Maggie

    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!!!! (Posted on 6/4/12)

  33. Good brush Review by Jasmine

    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. (Posted on 5/22/12)

  34. Best brush EVER! Review by Dana

    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! (Posted on 4/27/12)

  35. Fantastic brush - great service! Review by Cathryn

    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. (Posted on 4/26/12)

  36. Not what I expected - but excellent customer service! Review by Sharon

    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... (Posted on 4/18/12)

  37. Gotta love it! Review by Sofia

    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! (Posted on 3/8/12)

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  39. LOVE IT!!! Review by Liza

    Great size and great price. (Posted on 2/18/12)

  40. Love this brush! Review by Diana

    This brush is great! (Posted on 1/19/12)

  41. Hold up well. Review by amom1st

    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. (Posted on 1/10/12)

  42. AWESOME Review by rqu

    totally worth it it works well thank you marlena (Posted on 1/4/12)

  43. fantabulous!! Review by Gaby

    I love it works awsome right where it should work so easy to use (Posted on 12/24/11)

  44. I love it. Review by MissJLadrin

    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. (Posted on 11/24/11)

  45. Fabulous Brush!! Review by Ashley

    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 :) (Posted on 11/20/11)

  46. Great value Review by meghan

    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 (Posted on 11/19/11)

  47. great brush Review by Lucia

    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! (Posted on 9/27/11)

  48. Love this brush! Review by NIkki

    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! (Posted on 7/15/11)


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