I know the frustration and extreme annoyance associated with masks. My clinic had a very limited type of mask on offer.. Take itor leave it. I suffered from skin irration, blotches and marks on my nose and face. Tried creams pads etc to no avail. I resorted to buying masks - not a cheap solution.
You don't say what masks you have tried but about a yeer ago I purchased a Dreamwear mask on Kath Hope's recommendation. It was and is wonderful as far as I am concerned and in fact I have just ordered a replacement. It's lightweight, easy put on and off - great for getting it off when you need to go to the toilet in the middle of the night, and a bonus is that you can use it with glasses for reading in bed.
If you haven't tried this mask then give it a go. I was sceptical when I saw it at first - didn't believe it would work, but it has transformed my sleep experience.
Maybe you have a reaction to silicone?
What type of Nasal Pillows did they give you and what sore of pressures are you on?
CPAP or APAP?
Do you have a humidifier?
Nasal Pillows can irritate the inside of the nose until you get used to them being there. However, some humidity can help quite a lot, if you are on a higher pressure it can be hard on the inside of the nostrils.
You can get gels to help, I am sure Hope2sleep will be along shortly, or look in the shop for the gel.