Try this sentence: "How can I make my own lip balm?" Do you release the /p/ in lip? My suggestions is - don't! Unless, of course, it's a situation in which you're required to speak very clearly, for example, when there's a lot of ambient noise or your interlocutor is hard of hearing.
Basically the release behaviour is the same as in the case of /pp/, /bb/, etc. BUT make sure that you observe the feature called pre-fortis clipping. Compare
- This is a portable lock cabin.
- This is a portable log cabin.
Here are a few sentences for you to practise:
- Mad TV broadcasts international music.
- Matt Damon is a famous American actor.
- The sun beat down over the desert.
- A bead tool is a cutting tool to make beads.
- This is the sad truth about double standards.
- She sat down in the couch next to me.
- You must check the position of your lap belt.
- We're going to celebrate her birthday at the lab party.
- Rip bullets penetrate deep into the object.
- Players will benefit from a rib protector.
- To raise and lower boats you need a lock with two lock gates.
- Where can I buy a portable log cabin?
- I bought a back glitter cover for my iPhone.
- It's a bag company where fashion meets function.