‘Real Housewives’ star Karen Huger loves Fenty Beauty, Toni Morrison books and her own fragrance

Gibson Johns
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Karen Huger
Karen Huger

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If it’s good enough for the Grand Dame, it’s good enough for us!

Ever since she declared that her husband was the “Black Bill Gates” during season one, Karen Huger has cemented her status as the incomparable Grand Dame of Potomac, Maryland on Bravo‘s “The Real Housewives of Potomac.” And her taste for the finer things in life is undeniable.

Between the duo of mansions that she’s lived in, her always alluring confessional moments and her ever-evolving fashions on the show, Huger has proven time and again that, yes, you’ve got to spend millions to owe millions, honey.

Ahead of the season 5 premiere of “RHOP” on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 9 p.m. EST, In The Know’s Gibson Johns caught up with Karen Huger, and we got her to name some of the last things that she’s purchased, in case you want a little inspiration on how to live more like the Grand Dame.

Last thing you bought off of Amazon?

“Rihanna’s Fenty lip gloss, honey! I don’t go anywhere without it. It’s halfway used, and I’m obsessed with it. Rihanna knocked it out of the ballpark — absolutely.”

Shop: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, $27.43

Credit: Fenty Beauty
Credit: Fenty Beauty

Last thing you bought off of Instagram?

“Let me tell you something: At this time in the country when we are going through this, I’ve really paid attention to where I’m spending my money, and I’ve really paid attention to the young people — the young Black kids pushing their products — and I shared this actually on Instagram when my birthday came: High End Junkie, honey! This is art, this is fashion. Stay tuned, because she’s doing great things.”

Shop: The Socialite Handpainted Fedora by High End Junkie, $125

Credit: High End Junkie
Credit: High End Junkie

Last thing you bought that’s now part of your daily beauty routine?

“La’Dame! I actually love my product. I have to buy my own stash, again.”

Shop: La’Dame Eau De Parfum, $80

Credit: HSN
Credit: HSN

Last thing you bought that you now totally swear by?

“I believe knowledge is power, so my daughter and I are doing almost a little book club, and Toni Morrison’s “Sula” is amazing. I swear by reading during quarantine because you have to keep your mind engaged.”

Shop: “Sula” by Toni Morrison, $12.59

Credit: Amazon
Credit: Amazon

Last thing you bought that comes in handy during filming?

“Of course, my paddle brush! You never know when you’re going to have fly aways. I always love to keep a big ole paddle brush on hand from ConAir.” 

Shop: ConAir Velvet Touch Paddle Brush, $6.25

Credit: Amazon
Credit: Amazon

Have you bought something recently that one of your co-stars recommended?

“No, not really. [Laughs] We all have our own beauty regimens. I personally love water, though, and Monique and I are both fans of hydration.”

Season 5 of “The Real Housewives of Potomac” premieres on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 9 p.m. EST only on Bravo.

If you enjoyed this story, check out In The Know’s recent interview with “Real Housewives of New York City” star Leah McSweeney here.

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