Fantasizing about a permanent makeup machine that is lightweight, maneuverable, versatile, and perfectly tailored to your specialties? Maybe you’re happy with your permanent makeup machine and you’re looking to try something new. Either way, you’ve come to the right place.
Here’s our round-up of the 5 best permanent makeup machines, suitable for all kinds of cosmetic artists. Let’s see which one is best for you.
Microbeau Apollo SMP
The Microbeau Apollo SMP is your go-to for scalp micropigmentation. This professional permanent makeup machine is ergonomically designed to perfection, eliminating wrist pain and hand fatigue. It gives you all the angles you need when performing scalp procedures; it’s also forward-weighted with an ideal 2.3mm stroke length, which helps you successfully create the look of a close buzz cut or delicate hair line without any blowouts.
Another great design feature of the Apollo includes its mini DC connector in lieu of a standard RCA input. This makes the Apollo even lighter and offsets the forward weight. With a total weight of only 3.75oz., you can count on comfortable procedures with this SMP pen machine by Microbeau.
With the Apollo SMP, you can choose from a wide variety of color options according to your taste.
Some PMU artists call the Microbeau Bellar the most flexible permanent makeup machine on the market. It’s known for being capable of all kinds of permanent makeup procedures, ranging from eyeliner and hair strokes to lip tattooing and even scalp micropigmentation. Given its super lightweight body, weighing in at only 2.9oz, this machine is great when it comes to subtle detailing. Plus, all the weight is center-balanced, which gives you total freedom with your hand movements. Like the Apollo, this permanent beauty makeup machine has a mini DC connector, which contributes to its lightweight design. The Bellar permanent makeup machine also has minimal vibration so that you can enjoy more comfortable permanent makeup procedures.
This professional permanent makeup machine has a 2.1mm stroke length for utmost precision and accuracy. It also has adjustable needle depth up to 4mm, which makes it even more versatile.
Like with the Apollo, you can choose from a wide variety of color options — permanent makeup is all about self-expression after all!
Another super-versatile permanent makeup machine, the Xion S is recommended for experienced permanent makeup artists. This is largely due to its adjustable stroke length. Each Xion S machine comes with 2 interchangeable stroke wheels: 1.8mm for shading and 2.5mm for all-around permanent makeup — you’ll have to manually switch the cams according to your preference. While that takes a little dexterity and know-how, it also means you have more flexibility for a variety of permanent makeup procedures. Another flexible feature of this machine is its one-turn dial, which allows you to adjust the give of your machine from soft to hard. With these adjustable features, the Xion S is a great all-around machine that can do anything, including scalp micropigmentation, areola restoration, permanent eyeliner, permanent lips, microblading, and beyond.
This professional permanent makeup machine is slightly thicker than the other pen machines in this round-up, but it’s still a very lightweight option, weighing in at only 4.7oz. Easily maneuverable, the machine features an ergonomic grip that tapers from 26mm down to 19mm. Its 6W MotorBolt system, the first motor uniquely designed for micropigmentation and to avoid burnouts.
The Xion permanent makeup machine is a high-dollar tool, but its adjustable features and robust design makes it a worthwhile investment. This professional permanent makeup machine is available in Gunmetal, Arctic Ice, or even Limited-Edition Bubblegum, pictured above.
Lithuanian Irons Stella
Designed specifically for permanent makeup, the Lithuanian Irons Stella is adept at microblading, permanent eyebrows, permanent eyeliner, lip work, scalp micropigmentation, and more. This powerful little permanent makeup pen-style machine features its own unique slider mechanism, which gives it direct-but-gentle hits; that means you get the strokes you need without causing too much damage to sensitive skin. It has a powerful German Faulhaber motor and operates on a voltage range of 8.5v up to 10v for all kinds of permanent makeup procedures. Slender and ergonomically designed, the machine comes with a 18mm slim grip for precision and control.
The Lithuanian Irons Stella is available in silver on our Web store. This machine also comes pre-lubricated, which saves you the hassle of stocking up on machine lubricant.
Kwadron Equaliser Proton
The Kwadron Equaliser Proton pen machine takes the headache and fatigue away from permanent makeup procedures. Its advanced gear system ensures a totally vibration-free performance — a dream come true when working in small, concentrated areas like lips and brows! Plus, weighing in at only 4.6oz., this pen-style machine is easy to handle; its 1” grip is also lightweight and comfortable to hold.
Suitable for both standard tattooing and permanent makeup, the Kwadron Equaliser Proton has a 3.5mm stroke length and a Mabuchi motor. It operates on a voltage range of 7v up to 11v, offering a versatile range for a variety of permanent makeup procedures. It also has an adjustable needle depth all the way up to 4.5mm, allowing you to make feathery strokes or deep, bold ones.
The Kwadron Equaliser Proton Pen comes in red, black, mocha, army green, and silver. Try it out with Kwadron’s Optima permanent makeup cartridges for the full Kwadron experience.
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