The bottom is flat, so it can stand up alone too:
It is small, about 2 1/2 inches high, and the bristles are a little over 1 1/2 inches high. All of the bristles on EcoTools brushes are cruelty-free synthetic. These are the bristles:
This is a really great brush! I love the shape of the bamboo handle, it is really easy to grip, and it feels smooth too. The bristles retain their shape well and I haven't had any shedding with this brush. MAC used to make a brush shaped like this but with flat bristles, but I am sure it has been discontinued.
This brush works very well on loose powders and provides an even distribution. It is really easy to adjust the level of coverage too, because you don't get too much with the first dip.
I did not use it with any liquid, but the bristles are very similar to MAC's 187- though wider, although my 187 has been used and I mean USED! - so if you use liquid with the 187, this one would probably work for that as well.
I am glad they called this a finishing brush. The synthetic bristles are less dense than the other ones, and I think it is excellent for that purpose.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this brush!