PMU Machine Top List – 5 Best Machines According to Artists

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If you are just starting out as a permanent makeup artist, one of the first things you need to think about is getting the right equipment and supplies.

Even if your trainer provided you with a kit to use during your training and for your first clients, as you progress and grow your business, you naturally want to get the products that will make your work stand out and make your clients leave your chair head over heels with the results.

Choosing the right PMU machine is very important. It needs to make your work easier and help you achieve perfect results. But with so many options, it can be so hard to choose, especially if you’re a beginner!

To help you decide and invest in the best PMU machine for your needs, we’ve done some research and conducted a survey among professional PMU artists.

For each PMU machine, we considered:

  • PMU artists’ reviews
  • Brand
  • Overall quality


Based on these, we’ve come up with the top 5 best PMU machines. Check them out below!

Best PMU Machines

Here are the top 5 picks according to artists:

Microbeau Bellar

Why do PMU artists love it?

Bellar is top among the most praised PMU machines, especially for its size and weight. It’s only 2.36 oz (67 g) and as slim as a marker, but extremely powerful and precise. Bellar is compatible with any standard universal membrane cartridge.

Artists love it because it’s so light and extremely quiet – very low vibration.

What treatments is it for?

Bellar is the best PMU machine for nano brows, i.e. machine hair strokes and any detailed work. Artists love to use it for eyeliner and lips as well, but it also makes a good choice for ombre powder brows and shading.

Microbeau FLUX S

Why do PMU artists love it?

Finally, no cords! Flux S is perhaps the most beloved wireless PMU machine, with a battery that can last up to 12 hours.

Silent, but powerful. Less skin trauma, better color retention, beautiful healed results. Its ergonomic design provides perfect consistency. It’s lightweight, weighing only 6 ounces (170 grams). There’s no extra weight from the cable, so there’s less strain on your hand and there’s less chance of cross-contamination.

The battery is detachable and when the power runs out, you can switch to the auxiliary PowerBolt battery (purchased separately), to continue the procedure without interruptions.

What treatments is it for?

Flux S is extremely versatile and great for most PMU treatments:

  • Ombre Powder Brows
  • Nano Brows
  • Lip PMU
  • PMU Eyeliner
  • SMP
  • Areola Micropigmentation
  • Scar Camouflage
  • Body Tattoo

Microbeau Flux Mini

Why do PMU artists love it?

A smaller version of Flux S, Flux Mini is one of the best permanent makeup machines, especially for artists who have small hands and who are looking for a lightweight, petite machine. Artists love its slim, compact design and the fact that it’s wireless.

It’s just as powerful as Flux S, but much smaller and lighter, reducing hand fatigue. Perfect for accurate pigment placements. Compatible with all universal needle cartridges.

What treatments is it for?

Flux Mini is great for lips and eyeliner, but also for other delicate work, especially hair strokes. Experienced artists love using it for shading as well. Excellent for scalp micropigmentation.

Spectra Xion S

Why do PMU artists love it?

Xion S is very versatile and perfect for most PMU treatments. It’s seamless and autoclavable. Artists love its ergonomic grip, easy maneuverability, and adjustable hair stroke length. It is compatible with any universal needle cartridge.

It’s a bit heavier than the rest of the machines on the list, which some artists prefer. What makes Xion S stand out is the fact that it allows you to adjust the hit with the cam inside (hard or soft).

What treatments is it for?

Spectra Xion S can be used for all PMU treatments:

  • Ombre Powder Brows
  • Nano Brows
  • Lip PMU
  • PMU Eyeliner
  • SMP
  • Areola Micropigmentation
  • Scar Camouflage
  • Body Tattoo

Dragonhawk Mast Tour

Why do PMU artists love it?

Mast Tour is the best PMU machine according to numerous artists. The reason they love it so much is because it’s very affordable and makes a good value for your money.

This machine uses universal needle cartridges. It’s consistent and quiet. It’s not as sturdy or high-quality as the machines listed above, but it’s great for beginners and those who are looking for a budget-friendly machine that will get the job done.

What treatments is it for?

It’s pretty versatile and suitable for most PMU treatments. It’s also used by tattoo artists, and is great for doing small tattoos. Perfect for beginners but also intermediate and even advanced artists.

Side by Side Comparison

All the info in a nutshell:

PMU machine comparison Microbeau Bellar, FLUX S, Flux mini, Spectra Xion S, Mast Tour

Your Favorite PMU Machines Not on the List? Let Us Know!

Don’t agree with our list? We’d love to hear what you think! If you’re using a different PMU machine and want to share your experience with the PMU community, write us a quick email at hello@pmuhub.com and let us know. We appreciate all your feedback!

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