ACCORDING to one longtime server, a popular trend can increase gratuities by an enormous margin – and it’s not the viral apron trick.
Thanks to a strange makeup hack, the waitress brought in a $200 tip from a single table.
Dozens of servers across TikTok have been showcasing the viral apron trick that looks like a “Brazilian butt lift” and earns better tips.
But according to Ashley Rosario, a longtime server, there’s a better hack for scoring massive tips.
She was totally floored and detailed the miraculous result in a video.
“Now, I don’t know what in the TikTok school of witchcraft and wizardry this is,” the amazed waitress said in the introduction.
“I’ve been a server/bartender for a long time,” she continued. Before an average weekend shift, she tried out the “white dot” makeup hack.
The bizarre trick requires small dots of white eyeliner, below, above, and beside the eyes.
“I tried a little TikTok eye makeup, and I got tipped,” Rosario said. “I’ll show you.”
Using the app’s greenscreen effect, she showed the receipt from a four-top table.
The bill came out to $399.28, and the party left a tip of more than 50 percent.
“What is that? That’s a $200 tip,” Rosario said, disbelief clear on her face. “Never in all my years!”
She attributed the massive tip to her makeup, especially since it was such a quiet day at work.
“It was a slow night, the slowest Saturday I’ve worked in a long time, and I made that,” she said.
The single, massive tip was enough to establish her belief in the makeup hack.
Gesturing at her face, Rosario said, “I guess I have to do this for the rest of my life.”