In honor of ESSENCE's 40th anniversary, we're looking back at the magazine's most beautiful covers of all time. Let us know in the comments section which ones you like best... View our 40 most beautiful covers... Here's what you had to say: Tonya commented via Facebook: "The cover with Alek Wek in the short white coat is stunning." Natacha wrote via Facebook: "I love the cover with Phylicia Rashad and her husband Ahmad."

Tia Williams
Nov, 10, 2010

essence-40-covers-300-sash-1.jpg In honor of ESSENCE's 40th anniversary, we're looking back at the magazine's most beautiful covers of all time. Let us know in the comments section which ones you like best... View our 40 most beautiful covers... Pick up the free 40th Anniversary Mosaic app on iTunes now, featuring all 496 ESSENCE covers and some fun details... click here.