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Skyrim: Best Female Face Texture Mods


UPDATED JULY 21, 2015: Check out my new female face texture comparisons here!

There are so many female face texture mods out there – almost as many as jiggly boob mods! ;)  I tested quite a few and here’s what I found – * marks my recommended mods:

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*Univision Face – This is my favorite face texture for females.  I like that this texture makes your characters look very Final Fantasy-esque, but I know that’s not for everyone.  My only complaint is that the lips are really glossy and there is no built-in matte option.

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*SG Face Textures Renewal – I love this face texture for a more realistic effect.  I think it’s a great balance of realistic yet fresh.

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Women of Skyrim – This mod also adds a more realistic skin texture but it made my characters look a little too worn, like they were on an all-night bender :)

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Bella’s Better Females – This mod gives your character a pristine face texture but I found it to be too flat and fake looking.  Close up, it was fine – far away, and my character looked like a plastic figurine.


Coverwomen – This mod gives your character a nice, pristine look.  The makeup is a little too bold for my taste, though.


No More Blocky Faces – This mod fixes the norm maps so that faces look smoother, but it doesn’t change any of the actual face textures so you still have the nasty vanilla skin complexion.  Don’t love it alone.

Want to read more about Skyrim modding?  See my other posts here!

Which female face texture mod is your favorite?  Let me know in comments!

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  1. Thank you for the article and pictures. It was super helpful to see the immediate comparison. I love the character in the title picture. Can you tell me what mods you used for that one? Eyes, face, body, armor, etc.

  2. Hello, I was wondering if SG Face Textures Renewal is a replacer mod for all NPCs too or is it only for personal characters? The Nexus description page or its comments didn’t explain much. I was hoping to use Better Females Natural Edition/Coverwomen with Bijin Warmaidens and Wives for NPCs

  3. You are so right about SG Face Textures Renewal. I wanted to play an orc but until I used that mod I was never really happy with how she looked. I do use a bunch of other mods for my orc (those poor orc girls need a lot of help), SG Face Textures Renewal was the final touch. Thanks for the blog.

  4. I was too looking for a realistic yet nice set of textures, this really helped out :) I tried Real Girl once, and it looks different depending on which ENB you use, but most of times it looks great – especially with Elder Blood ENB. The textures look incomplete though :(

  5. univision or SG, univision OR SG. this is gonna be a hard choice.
    no more blocky faces looks like ugly vanilla, i have used coverwomen to much, bellas better females looks… off in some way (maybe it’s the nose), women in skyrim looks a little better than bella’s but not by much. but sg and uni are so good looking, realistic or anime, realistic or anime.

    • If you’re going to take close-up pics, I recommend going with SG simply because the skin texture is much more realistic and pretty up close. Univision I find to be a little flat up close, but it looks really cool from a little more distance :D

  6. I use Total Character Makeover + Natural Eyes + ApachiiSkyHair (and ApachiiSkyHair NPC Overhaul. The first two mods apply to all characters, Apachii applies only to your character, so that’s what the NPC overhaul is for.)

    Example screenshots of my character:




    Oh yeah, and I also use A Vanity Mirror, which allows you to change your character’s appearance whenever you want. I use it to change her hairstyle and warpaint :)

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