Prep + Prime Lip is not like a lip balm at all. Lip balms have a lot of slip and actually make your lipstick slip off, last less longer and apply less pigmented due to the slip. I bought Prep + Prime Lip to try just for the hell of it and it has become a staple. I never wear lipstick without it. You apply it to the lips and wait a few seconds for it to dry to a tacky texture and then apply your lipstick. It is especially great for mattes and lipsticks that can be drying. :)
I agree! I looove Prep + Prime, but I would not use it without a lip balm first. I usually apply my lip balm (Jack Black LB) before applying my makeup, so while I do the rest of my face my lips get nice and hydrated. Then I do P+P, wait a few seconds like you said, and then apply lip liner, or just the lipstick. Works like a charm!
On another note: are the empty Prep + Prime lip containers B2M'able? I already recycled the box and I can't remember if it's eligible?
Thanks for the helpful info and tips. I'll see if I can try it out in the store or get a sample. I enjoy wearing lipstick and P+P seems like another great tool to help me wear it better.