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Brush - Outer V Brush


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54 reviews 0 5 4.7
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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”
Manufacturer Makeup Geek
Finish No
Multi Color No
Vegan Yes
Cruelty-free Yes
Paraben-free Yes
Color Family No
Shade No
Customer Reviews
54 Review(s) | Write a review
Great Quality, Cut, Shape and Density for a Gorgeous Smokey Look
I LOVE this brush! I own way too many makeup brushes both expensive and more affordable and this brush is brilliant! The quality is great, the price is right, and the shape and density of the brushes makes getting that smokey outer V just perfect! This keeps shadow concentrated and easy to control so your smokey outer V doesn't end up looking like a black eye! Brilliant!
Alli wrote on 6/2/2017
MUG brushes are awesome
Easy to manage. Love this brush. Better than any other outer v brush I've tried. I'm very impressed.
Lici579 wrote on 3/7/2017
A must have brush!!
Absolutely love this brush!! I use to think that I didn't know how to apply eye makeup correctly until I purchased this one. I use this brush in my outer V as well as in the crease. It lays down color so good and blends like a dream. I would definitely recommend this as a must have brush.
Ca073110 wrote on 12/30/2016
Can't live without this one!
I can't live without this brush! It picks up the perfect amount of product to stamp on your outter V, and blends product so nicely. Perfect density while still being a soft brush. Must have!
Rachel wrote on 12/1/2016
Awesome brush!
This is a very nice brush works for outer v perfectly! Very nice!
PinkStar wrote on 10/22/2016
Great tool!
I love this brush. Sometimes I like to have a more defined color and this is perfect but it also blends nicely.
Rachel wrote on 9/29/2016
Easy To Use
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
Allyson wrote on 11/20/2015
In Love!!!
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!!
trista_lou wrote on 7/16/2015
Perfect Brush
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!
Elizabeth wrote on 4/20/2015
The Best Brush
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!
Andrea wrote on 4/17/2015
Perfection Every Time
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!
Bobbie (ThinkTalkBlog) wrote on 2/10/2015
Great, Is A Must Have If.........
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.
Dianna wrote on 1/19/2015
I Love It!!
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!
Nedra wrote on 1/11/2015
Love It!
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.
Jeannie wrote on 10/14/2014
Nice, But Not A Must Have
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.
Julia wrote on 8/19/2014
Really Unique
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?
NH wrote on 6/25/2014
Can't Figure It Out
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 :-(
Shannon wrote on 6/19/2014
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!
Mary wrote on 6/14/2014
Excellent Product
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.
JJ wrote on 6/7/2014
Life Saver
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
Yessenia wrote on 6/1/2014
Real Outer V Brush
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.
Apiradee wrote on 6/1/2014
The Crown Jewel Of The Mug Eye Brushes
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.
Linda wrote on 3/6/2014
Fantastic Product
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!
Jessica wrote on 1/30/2014
This brush is amazing! Picks up colours so well, great for blending, so soft and such good value for money, cant go wrong! :)
Lesley wrote on 1/28/2014
Great And Super Soft Bristles!
It's great for the price! Super soft bristles and the new design it's beautiful!
Joana wrote on 12/3/2013
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!
Taylor wrote on 5/3/2013
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.
Ravid wrote on 4/14/2013
Love. This. Brush.
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.
Melissa wrote on 3/12/2013
Amazing Brush
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
Mahsa wrote on 1/27/2013
Very nice brush! Good quality bristles that apply eyeshadow evenly and it creates the perfect outter V!
Tiffany wrote on 1/21/2013
A Must!
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!
Britney wrote on 10/18/2012
Pure Love....
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....
Judith wrote on 9/26/2012
Another Amazing Brush!!!
This is definitely a must have. Great for defining the outter V and smoking out a look. Love it ♥♥♥
Alexiss wrote on 9/7/2012
Worth The Reasonable Price!
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!
Larissa wrote on 8/15/2012
Amazing Brush!
perfect for small eyes and defining the crease and outer v! Definitely a must have!!!
Kriszti wrote on 7/18/2012
Loooove This Brush
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.
cheri-lee wrote on 6/26/2012
Great Quality Brush!
Love this brush, and you can't beat the price!
Maria wrote on 6/8/2012
My Favorite Mug Brush!!
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!!!!
Maggie wrote on 6/4/2012
Good Brush
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.
Jasmine wrote on 5/22/2012
Best Brush Ever!
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!
Dana wrote on 4/27/2012
Fantastic Brush - Great Service!
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.
Cathryn wrote on 4/26/2012
Not What I Expected - But Excellent Customer Service!
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...
Sharon wrote on 4/18/2012
Gotta Love It!
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!
Sofia wrote on 3/8/2012
Angie wrote on 2/21/2012
Love It!!!
Great size and great price.
Liza wrote on 2/18/2012
Love This Brush!
This brush is great!
Diana wrote on 1/19/2012
Hold Up Well.
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.
amom1st wrote on 1/10/2012
totally worth it it works well thank you marlena
rqu wrote on 1/4/2012
I love it works awsome right where it should work so easy to use
Gaby wrote on 12/24/2011
I Love It.
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.
MissJLadrin wrote on 11/24/2011
Fabulous Brush!!
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 :)
Ashley wrote on 11/20/2011
Great Value
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
meghan wrote on 11/19/2011
Great Brush
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!
Lucia wrote on 9/27/2011
Love This Brush!
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!
NIkki wrote on 7/15/2011
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