I love dramatic eye makeup!” Victorious star Victoria Justice tells OK!. Perhaps it has to do with being deprived of it in childhood. “In sixth grade I was only allowed to wear blush and lip balm. My mom had this color I loved, Almay ‘Berry 07.’ I was always using it in school.”
Now, getting glammed up is a favorite part of the 17-year-old’s job description. She’s been an actress since age 11 — the idea for her Nick show about a teen at a performing arts school came from Victoria’s own real-life middle school. She also starred on Zoey 101, along with Jamie Lynn Spears.
Besides TV, she’s recording a debut album due out next year. Unlike other jaded child stars, Victoria is nothing but grateful for her youth in the spotlight. “I learn new things every day, meet interesting people and travel. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”