The Grammys Beauty Breakdown: Nail Art Edition

02/11/2013 at 10:30 AM ET

The dresses may have been rather safe at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, but some stars went bold with at least one part of their look: their nails. Celebs from Carly Rae Jepsen (rocking diamond-dusted nails) to Kelly Clarkson (in a yet-to-be-named Deborah Lippman shade) sported killer polish, but we narrowed it down to four stars whose manis really stood out.

Grammy Nails Rihanna, Miranda LambertWireImage; Inset: Getty; WireImage; Inset: Getty

Rihanna: She went for a modest gown, but the singer brought her signature sexiness with ’80-inspired square-shape crazy-long talons. “She wanted to match her dress perfectly with an orange-red color, so we blended two colors to come up with the perfect look,” her manicurist Kimmie Kyees tells PEOPLE. (She used a mix of Ooo La Liscious and Red Carpet Reddy by Red Carpet Manicure LED gel polish.)

Miranda Lambert: Adding a pop of blue with mini triangles on the base of her nail beds, Lambert added a funky twist to her ladylike rounded champagne numbers. (Her manicurist, Naja Rickette, used colors from the Azature Black Diamond Collection, including blue and champagne.)

Grammy Nails Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood WireImage (2); WireImage; Inset: Landov

Jennifer Lopez: Lopez’s barley there lacquer is fitting considering her outfit showed, um, a lot of skin. She finished off her almond-shaped daggers with strips of gold — a deceptively simple look she told Ryan Seacrest required at least four steps.

Carrie Underwood: The country star spiced up her classic, short and square ruby mani by painting her ring finger a bronze shade on each hand.

Tell us: Whose manicure is your favorite?

–Jennifer Cress

PHOTO: SEE THE BEST DRESSED STARS AT THE GRAMMYS!

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Heather on

Loved Miranda and JLo’s nails! THink it is funny you calling Riri’s dress modest we couldn’t show a close up on our network b/c her nipples showed thru the fabric. Much of the fabric was mesh.

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