Default AOSP Style SMS and Contact Pictures

I've been looking for an AOSP style replacement for the stock Sense 6 "Messages" app. I've found that Slide SMS is the best solution. However, for some reason I am unable to use synced Facebook photos as contact images.

Contacts that I have messaged show up as blank (no photo) contacts even though when I press on the empty photo it brings up their "people" details WITH both Google and Facebook photos.

Is this just an issue with Sense or is there some solution that I am overlooking?

Thanks for looking!