The Contour Kit comes with a very nice brush. It includes three highlight shades; Beige Highlight, Yellow Highlight, and Shimmer Highlight. It also includes three contour shades; Light Contour, Deep Contour, and Medium Contour. And of course a large mirror as is standard with Lorac palettes. It also comes with a little booklet of tips and tricks for highlighting and contour, especially ways to use the brush, which I always find interesting.
My first impression of this palette is that the powders are very very soft. Similar to the eyeshadows, the contour powders are so smooth they almost seem creamy. The pigment is beautiful and the shades are well chosen. You will get a lot of kick up with these powders. Because of this fact, I found my first attempt at blending the powders together with the brush a failure. For my second attempt I used my current favorite contour/highlighting brushes, and it worked much better. I suggest you start with a very small amount (blow or tap your brush after you pick up product) and gradually build it up. Also make sure you skin is not greasy or oily in any way, or the product will not blend and will look muddy. I use a setting powder.
I love the size of the pans and the color selection better than any other contour kit I own so far! The colors are comparable to my Anastasia kit, but the pan sizes are much better for a contour brush in the Lorac palette.
These eyeshadows are comparable quality to the shadows in the Pro and Pro 2. In both palettes the colors are all original. They even added a "Jet Black" in the Pro Matte which is slightly darker than the usual "black" in their other Pro Palettes. The matte shades are all beautiful and neutral, with a few fun addition of "pink mauve" and "burgundy" to make a number of unique looks!
The two new limited edition palettes are very comparable in quality to their other limited edition palettes. The quality is not the same as in the Pro Palettes. The shadows are not as creamy and smooth, but they are still beautiful and very pigmented.