Having just purchased this, I can safely say this has become my daily go-to colour. I tried using a brush for application but discovered it blends better with my finger. It goes great with work clothes and casual wear (even by itself). There is so much product I don't think I will hit the pan this year either. It also lasted all day for me (although I sometimes keep it in my bag for touch ups!). If you're trying cream shadows for the first time I completely recommend this! (although I can't seem to find the expiry date on the box or product! haha)
Vintage Selection makes for a great simple, everyday look. I like to use my fingers to apply this and to blend it. This applies very easily and lasts all day. It is also buildable, but I feel it looks and lasts best when just one layer is applied. I have had no problems with this drying out and I have had mine since it was released in the permanent collection. The product is also easily accessible in the pot, unlike brands like Bobbi Brown where I have to use a brush just to get the product out.