[Top 10] Skyrim Best Face Mods

Skyrim Best Face Mods
Give your Dragonborn a serious makeover

What are the best Skyrim face mods to kit your character out with?

By 2016, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim had achieved over 30 million in sales, confirming the love and attention that a lot of gamers across the globe had given the free roaming RPG.

Everything can be improved on, however, and Skyrim is no exception. Mods are found in almost every Dovahkiin’s knapsack and among the most popular are enhancements and complete overhauls for your Dragonborn’s appearance in character creation.

So you can hunt dragons looking your best, here are ten of the best Skyrim face mods. 


10. ECE - Enhanced Character Edit 


This mod essentially gives you more variety when it comes to building a face, providing you with countless choices of eyes, noses and mouths. The female faces are rounder and symmetry is improved so you can get that flawless she-warrior look.

You’ll also get a new race with this mod which is essentially a more vibrant and fresher version of a Nord (YgNord) if the hardy, iced sailors weren’t enough for you already. 

Why Enhanced Character Edit is great:

  • Much more variety
  • Added race
  • Perfected female face
  • Ability to undo and redo
  • Moles and freckles available
  • Enhanced Vampire features (Dawnguard)

Get Enhanced Character Edit here

9. BVFE - Better Vampire Fangs and Eyes

A vampire mod that improves the realism

BVFE essentially gives you more realistic vampires that are less over the top with gory glowing eyes and super long fangs. Unique fangs have been added for females which are shorter and can be seen when a bloodsucker is in conversation.

New meshes have been given to vampires such as Alva, Serana and Harkon so they have a more subtle death glow to them. 

Why BVFE is great:

  • Improved vampire appearances
  • A more nuanced eye texture and fangs
  • Certain NPC vampires have new meshes
  • ECE patch
  • Invisibility eye texture glitch fixed
  • Multiple choices given to the player on the combination of eyes and fangs they desire

Get BVFE here

8. Brows


Is your dragon slayer not dramatic enough - are they missing something? It could be a set of intense, high detail brows.

Brows is a well known mod in the Skyrim realm which replaces all vanilla eyebrows with hand painted unique sets. You’ll see a number of brows based on famous figures, if you want your dragonborn to look even more notorious. 

Why Brows is great:

  • 2 million downloads - popular and verified
  • Hand created brows for detail
  • Design built to fit in with the vanilla game
  • Add more character to your...character

Get Brows here

7. Seductive Lips HD

A mod for irresistible lips

The females in Skyrim are badass, strong women who pay their dues and look after themselves all whilst looking...dirty and cold. Seductive Lips HD will bring some glamour to your femme fatale humans and elves with shiny, plump lips.

Get the perfect pout whilst embarking into the deepest depths with this mod. 

Why Seductive Lips HD is great:

  • Revitalise your female characters
  • Beautiful, shiny, plump lips
  • Add more beauty to the hardened Skyrim aesthetics 

Get Seductive Lips HD here

6. Eyes of Aber

Countless options of eyes for the picky creator

The eyes in the base game of Skyrim has a lot of variety depending on the race, but if you’re into customization then you probably feel like it’s missing something. Eyes of Aber provides over 150 eye options for male and female human and elf races.

These eyes are not lore friendly but if canon isn’t your concern then mod away!

Why Eyes of Aber is great:

  • 150 eye options
  • Available for females and males in human and elf races
  • Vibrant and detailed
  • Unique designs

Get Eyes of Aber here

5. Extended Slider Colors

Extended Color Sliders

Sometimes you don’t want to live in a world where Dunmer are dark blue and Nords are a snow white. Extended Slider Colors give you the option to be a fluorescent red or a deep purple.

Hundreds of colors are on offer for skin tones and face details and thousands are available for hair colors. 

  • Why Extended Slider Colors is great:
  • 6528 colors for hair
  • 630 colors for skin tone
  • Change your character into something even more fantastical 

Get Extended Slider Colors here

4. Better Male Presets

The best male presets for an airbrushed look

We have looked at enhancements for female characters but let’s not forget about our male Companions, Nightingales and Blades. Better Male Presets gives you quality options for each male race when browsing through the pre-created characters.

Fresher skin and better faces; now your dragon hunter can get the handsome looks he deserves. 

Why Better Male Presets is great:

  • Improves character creation
  • Presets for male humans and elves
  • Better faces for your characters
  • 11 presets to choose from

Get Better Male Presets here

3. Five O Clock Shadow

A realistic mod for hair growth

Five O Clock shadow attempts to make the passing of time more evident on your warrior’s face, so as the day passes your Dovahkiin will grow a hairy chin. You can actually interact with this mod, shaving the beard if you prefer a soft-cheeked Breton, or grow it out into different styles to match your mercenary Redguard.

This mod is unique compared to the previous ones we have looked at because it extends beyond character creation and takes hold in gameplay. 

Why Five O Clock Shadow is great:

  • Realistic growing of facial hair
  • Use of razor
  • Choice of beards and moustaches 
  • Control over large amount of settings

Get Five O Clock Shadow here

2. Argonian Fins

Argonian fins

The beast races are often overlooked in favour of the elves and humans so it’s only right we feature a beast race mod. In previous installments of TES, Argonians actually had large fins on their heads but this is missing from Skyrim.

Argonian Fins adds this back in, so you can kit your lizard out in the most aquatic, badass stuff you can find. 

Why Argonian Fins is great:

  • Added fins for female and male Argonians
  • Texture improvement
  • New hairstyles

Get Argonian Fins here

1. Skin Feature Overlays

This mod is for the more realistic appearance

If you want some more realism in your adventurers, Skin Feature Overlays will allow you to play with freckles, stretch marks and more. To give your battleaxe bearers more depth, you can turn to large or small scars and even birthmarks.

Now you’ll be able to make your character as endearing, or ghastly, as you please.

Why Skin Feature Overlays is great:

  • Many different types of freckles in several locations on the face and body
  • Birthmarks for the face and body
  • Scars that vary in size and type
  • Stretch marks and moles

Get Skin Feature Overlays here

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